Earth Observation

2019-2020 Season Summary

2019-2020 was an extremely mild winter in the Caspian. This video summarizes development of ice conditions through the length of the season.

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…

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…

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…

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.

2016-2017 Ice Season is over

And yet another ice season is over in the Caspian. Although it was a relatively warm season not exceeding climatic averages in the region ice extent has reached as far South as Tupkaragan South-Western cape. Calm sea state conditions during break-up revealed scours in the shallow area of Seal Islands. Remote sensing data illustrating both…

2014-2015 Ice Season Summary

Just another average winter in the Caspian. Extensive freeze-up second half of November with first ice forming along Northern and Eastern coasts. Maximum extent was achieved in January. All ice was gone by the end of March when recuring ice formation took place extending season for several more days.


Stamukhi Log Parameters Power BI based viewer above visualizes records of stamukhi observations derived from satellite imagery available over the region of the Northern Caspian Sea. Individual point observations are summarised into a 10X10 km grid. More details on stamukhi detection methods are presented on our page dedicated to research of the phenomena. The catalogue…