Lake Erie ice cover at the end of 2000
|By December 31st, ice cover is now apparent over
the western half of the lake, we can see it extend to just south of Long
Point, Ontario. Although there is a cloud shield over the western third
of the lake, we can assume that the portion of the lake under the cloud
shield is also ice covered. Cloud covers the eastern end of the
lake but from surface reports onshore, ice continues to build out from
the shoreline. The best way to separate cloud cover from ice cover
in an image like this is to run a loop of consecutive images. The
clouds move and the ice does not.
If you would like to see a 4-frame loop to pick out the ice cover, you can click on the image below. I must warn you, that this file will take some time to download on slower MODEM speeds, so please be patient.