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Ice Along Northern Shores of Caspian Sea

46.7N 50.3E

December 13th, 2012 Category: Lakes

Caspian Sea – December 13th, 2012

As the northern hemisphere winter begins and temperatures drop, ice has begun to form around the northern shores of the Caspian Sea. The Volga Delta can be seen by the eft edge; ice has not formed along its shoreline.

The northern section of the sea is the part most prone to freezing, with ice starting to form around November. During severe winters, the whole northern part of the sea may become ice-covered. In soft winters ice is formed in shoals within the 2-3 meter isobaths (depth contours).

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