Ice Volume and Coverage in the Caspian 2019020

Is this the end of 2019-2020 Ice Season in the Caspian?

It is the beginning of February and there is almost no sea ice in the Caspian sea and we observe anamalously low ice volume that was generated to the moment. The maximum volume reached this season is 4.3 cubic km. This is a very small number compared to 19.2 that was observed in 2017-2018 and…

Daily Nowcast Analysis

Being combination of direct observation for the date short-term hindcast and forecast in reference to the date when observation is compiled Nowcast can be defined as best known information in the region for that particular day when it was compiled. This dataset is an enhanced ice egg chart of the day summarizing all the best…

2019/2020 Winter is here

Invasion of cold air from Siberia has triggered formation of new ice along the northern and eastern coasts of North Caspian Sea area. Air temperature in October was higher than the average during the last 10 years, but early in November there was a sudden drop which resulted in faster cooling of the water. The…

2019-2020 Ice Season Starts

It may seem surprising but ice is coming into the Caspian sea in the near future once again and pretty soon. As always 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 on freeze-up through October and…

Marine Operations in Ice Covered Waters of Shallowing Caspian

Decreasing water level in the Caspian may soon affect established logistical solutions in the Northern shallow part of it. The POAC paper discusses building access channels to existing and future offshore facilities in the Kazakhstan sector that is more vulnerable to the problem. The major accent is made to sea ice related hazards affecting marine operations in channels through shallow waters based on experience in the Volga Caspian channel (VCC).

Break-up in the Caspian Sea

Ice Cover has started breaking up intensively in the Caspian. Strong winds anticipated in the next few days will lead to destruction of majority of ice cover. However, whatever is left in the region will be melting away with warmer air temperature and increasing influx of solar radiation. You can observe performance of our thermal…

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…

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…