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…

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…

2015-2016 End of Season Recap

Extremely mild season is now finished. It was a late start of the season when significant ice cover has developped only the first week of January. This has resulted in a thin ice cover and maximum thickness that was reached was insufficient to sustain ice late into March.

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.