LEO Network
February 12, 2019

Leads in Ice After Warm Storm

Ocean / Sea
Surface Waters
Ice and Snow

Nome, Alaska, United States

Leads appeared following a warm storm, in areas with usually stable, shorefast ice. The leads separate many crabbers from their pots, and are illustrative of how Norton Sound's recent erratic sea ice patterns are altering subsistence opportunities and patterns.

10 Feb 2019 Satellite imagery from NASA