Thursday, March 5, 2015

Ice

This has been the iciest winter we've seen on the South Coast of Massachusetts in a long time. I haven't been able to quantify this yet -- a NYTimes article said the Coast Guard severe ice bulletins were issued this year "for the first time in more than a decade."  The eastern shore of Buzzards Bay has been completely iced in.  This image was captured on February 25 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite (thank you to Greg Bettencourt, MADMF). We're wondering how this will impact eelgrass beds.


Quite a few folks have been taking videos.  Here are some links:
Brian Switzer, Woods Hole
My drone shots of NB Harbor
Peter Perriera drone shots of NB Harbor
Tom Dunlop, Vineyard Gazette story about Chappaquiddick Ferry battling ice
Tyler Fields photographs of Sea Ice (Buzzards Bay ice just south of Mass Maritime/Wareham)
The Buzzards Bay Coalition has some photos on its Facebook page

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