Earth Observation

Caspian Stamukhi Data Release

ICEMAN.KZ opens access to stamukhi observations database for the Caspian Sea from 2014 to 2019. Interactive summary PowerBi Report and short description of major parameters are published to Data Access section on our website. Report is an easy to use tool to conduct basic queries on the phenomena occurences illustrating distribution of intensity and quantities…

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).

2018-2019 Ice Season Closure in the Caspian

2018-2019 ice season is finished in the Caspian Sea. It was one of the mildest winters during the last years despite the earliest start with first ice forming on November 12th. Early date of last ice in mid-March was good time for operators to switch to summer fleet. The short video illustrates how it went…

Caspian SatLog Online

ICEMAN.KZ presents satellite imagery catalogue containing list of images for the Caspian Sea since 2000. It has parameters associated with each image allowing to assess usability of the dataset for ice charting purposes. These are cloud cover, spatial coverage and temporal gap for each area of interest sorted by type of satellite. Quick guide how…

Automated Quicklooks

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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…

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…

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…

2017-2018 End of Season Summary

An average winter if judged with severity by FDD is finished with the last remanants of grounded ice eroding by the end of the first week of April. The season is marked with development of extensive zone of grounded ridges to the West of Kalamkas.