|Sea Ice Research Laboratory:Ice chart off the Okhotsk Sea coast of Hokkaido
Real time ice field scenery along a 250-km coastline, about 50 km into the Okhotsk Sea, being monitored by radars
Computer Animation of Sea Ice Distribution
2002 - last available year
at Hokkaido University
"The SIRL (Sea Ice Research Laboratory) was closed down at the end of March 2004, and all activities at SIRL were transferred to a newly founded center, Pan-Okhotsk Research Center of the Institute of Low Temperature Science in Sapporo from April 2004. Accordingly, the sea-ice radar network was also closed down in operation at the end of the sea-ice season in June 2004. The Pan-Okhotsk
Research Center is to continue researches and educations as a strategic international research center in the Sea of Okhotsk and its surrounding regions. "
Change of time? I found local radar is more helpful than satellite image, when severe weather, such as a hurricane, approaches real close to our area.