Satellite View disrupted due to Arctic Cyclone

Just a short notice, that the tremendous amount of visitors interested in the aftermath of this year's major Arctic cyclone has led to bandwidth problems at the backend. The good news is NASA's full Arctic Mosaic dated 2012-08-07 has been converted into a megapixel zoom in time. So click the image above and see what's left over in the Arctic Ocean.

Estimated time for service recovery is 2012-08-09 9am UTC

Update: In case the servers got overloaded again, here the alternative link to the full Arctic Mosaic for 2012-08-07: http://www.arctic.io/zoom/Bmpf/0.5;0.5;0.5/2012-08-07
If you like to compare against Tuesday go here.

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First Double Zoom Features Phytoplankton Bloom

Comparing day to day changes using Arctic satellite images is quite a complicated task. The files are huge, two displays are indispensable and synchronization of zoom level, latitude and longitude a pain. So here at arctic.io the - eventually - first synchronized double-zoom viewer was launched today.

Basically it appears as two zoom windows side by side. There are even two mouse pointers: The white one is yours and the red one points automatically to the same location within the other zoom window. All usual functions are still working. Try out right click to save images, mouse wheel to zoom out or in and click to focus.

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