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Offline Marie Auger-Methe

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Polar Sea Ice
« on: January 22, 2014, 12:37:17 pm »

Great website and tools!! I'm new to it, but so far I am really impressed!

I'd like a vector graphic of the polar marine ecosystem, with a focus on the sea ice. Similar to
but with a view from above, similar to
And with more sea ice.

In a perfect world it would have the coast, open water, and different type of ice, (pancake ice, annual ice, multiyear ice, ice berg, ice ridge, etc) that we could move in the graphic. This could serve as a basic map to add  arctic species ringed seals, polar bears, arctic char... and anthropogenic factors such as drilling. Most importantly it could be used to explain the impact of climate change on the Arctic sea ice habitat.

In the guidelines, it is asked to put photos as example. I don't have a photo that represent the sea ice habitat from above, but here are a few links to examples.The wikipedia page on sea ice has a few good examples: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_ice including a map that could serve as a good starting example.

Here is also an example of pancake ice: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancake_ice

It would be great to have features such a seal breathing wholes (eg: http://neven1.typepad.com/blog/2012/02/february-2012-open-thread.html?cid=6a0133f03a1e37970b0167631feb8b970b)

Off course this is a lot to ask, so any map from above with sea ice would be a amazing start!

Many thanks!