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Sentinel-1 Temporal Multiband Sea Ice Dynamics Analysis at Kashagan

Video is generated from Sentinel data from Compernicus Science Hub as part of sea ice cover stability assessment in the Northern Caspian and contains frames from 2014 to 2019.It is a by-product of automated analysis defining stable/mobile areas and distribution of significant ridged features in the region. The algorithm has passed its testing phase for…

Caspian Sea Sat Log

  SatLog Parameters Power BI based viewer above visualizes records of satellite images available over the region of the Northern Caspian Sea since 2000. The catalogue is regularly updated with newly acquired images that were processed for regional ice database maintained by ICEMAN.KZ. Satellite Type Dataset is majorly based on free-to-use data published by NASA…

Mild start of winter in 2018

Prorva area has frozen up after extreme low water level event earlier in the winter with ice cover stating attached to the shore. Drifting Ice was stopped by Kashagan structures. With cold air invasion new ice is forming over water west of artificial islands there. Perfect shot was made with NASA’s cloudless Landsat-8. These Images…

Seasonal Changes in Air Tempreature Distribution over Caspian

One of the greatest challenges in making use of BigData (such as Ice and Metocean regional set, for example) is visualizing it in a comprehensive way. This video illustrates regional air temperature development in the Caspian region for 2016-2017 winter using raw ECMWF reanalysis data. It also plots the graph for a point in the…

Frozen Streams at Emba

First ice appearance in the Caspian Sea this year was associated with extreme downsurge opening significant areas of seabed along the Eastern Coastline. Recent acquisition of perfectly cloudless Landsat-8 shows frozen streams of trapped water that was still streaming away from the coast while getting cought with frost. 10 to 15 nautical miles of open…

First Ice Formation in the Northern Caspian

The third day after the First Ice appeared in the Northern Caspian has given us great opportunity with nice cloudless weather to acquire and process perfect Landsat-8 image. This season’s unique combination of strong Easterlies resulting in extreme water level drop that has opened seabed along the Eastern Coast and drained water from pre-coastal areas…

Freeze-up Forecast is Out

Ice is coming into the Caspian sea in the near future. LLP ICEMAN.KZ proposes detailed analysis and long-term insights for those who need to plan their marine operations in the Northern part of the Sea. Long term insights through October and the first half of November are based on the historical trends as well as…

September 2018 Air Temperature Anomaly

Copernicus Climate Change Service publishes air temperature anomaly summary for September. The major observations from the analysis: While most of Europe saw warmer than average temperatures, Eastern and Central part of Kazakhstan were generally colder than average; Caspian sea was in the area of warm anomaly resulting in water temperatures near and just above historical…

Data Access

Caspian Sea Satellite Data Summary Summary contains records of all freely available satellite images covering the the Northern Caspian Sea sorted by type of sattelite, cloudness if applicable and coverage of forecast zones along with overall rating of usability for sea ice analysis. Ice & Metocean Dashboard Dashboard summarises both historical and operationally processed data…