Ice charts - how to read

One of those new skills you'll acquire before your South or East Greenland expedition is reading ice charts - that is charts of density and distribution of sea ice.

Though it won't help you much once in the field, it helps you study the movements and quantity of the ice before you arrive, you may need to change your plans at last minute.

Most people I know use these Greenlandic/Danish charts:

For a guideline on how to read ice charts the following link will give you an outline to the "egg" code used to indicate ice on these charts.

Another good background link to ice on Greenland's east coast is on the Icelandic Weather Service's site.

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