About the North Pole Web Cam Images in 2005
The initial web cam deployment in Spring 2005 failed because of technical and logistical problems.
Most images from Web Cams #8 and #9 are from the transit northward on the USCGC Healey icebreaker, and not from the North Pole.
Web Cam #8 was deployed from the Healey on Sep 9, 2005, as close to the North Pole as the Healey could reach. However, it was so late in the season that only a small number of images were received before the lens was obscured by winter snow and darkness.
Web Cam #9 captured views of instruments being deployed from the Healey on Aug 25, but all images after that time were black.
| Web cam Home and Acknowledgments|
| Daylight and Darkness at the North Pole|
|The North Pole Web Cam is part of the North Pole Environmental Observatory, a joint National Science Foundation-sponsored effort by the Polar Science Center, / APL / UW, the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory / NOAA, the Japan Marine Science and Technology Center, Oregon State University, and Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory.|