Freeze-up 2008 (false colour) - December 16

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Satellite image of ice freeze-up in Temagami, 2008.

Posted Tuesday, Dec 16, 2008                                                                         Photo: NASA/NOAA

Rain and warmth stall freeze-up

Temperatures went haywire and jumped above freezing, yesterday (high 6 C) and Sunday (high 1 C). If that wasn't enough it rained, flooding the ice surface.

Freeze-up stalled.

Today temperatures returned to a balmy high of minus 13.












False colour enhances the view of ice and snow.


Black open water or thin, clear ice
Dull/ dark blue thin ice
Bright turquoise thick ice, or snow on unforested land  (e.g. clearcuts, farmland)



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