River Ice Monitoring

Need to track or forecast when your river Freezes or Breaks up, our 10+ years of River Monitoring Services can help keep your communities safe and secure.

About River Ice Monitoring

LOOKNorth Services River Monitoring Service leverages satellite-based imagery to monitor the ice conditions for any river on the planet. Ice build-up on large rivers poses serious challenges for water resource management, hydropower generation and flood damage prevention. In order to assess flood risk and mitigate its impacts, LOOKNorth monitors build-up of ice covers throughout the ice season, with particular emphasis on the freeze-up and break-up periods. During  freeze up and/or break up season our solution downloads Synthetic Aperarture Radar Satellite imagery from multiple providers such as RADARSat and Senitel-1 up to 3 times a week over 1000’s of kms, processes these images in near real time and provides the resulting data via our simple to use web interface.

Detailed River Ice Status

Many rivers are 100’s of km long, using our web interface analysts can quickly zoom and pan to get a detail view of any section of the monitored river to investigate known trouble spots.

Seasonal River Ice Break Up Forecasting

Using seasonal data of the entire river, analysts can quickly track the emergence of open water to help predict river break up events, and provide proactive emergency measures for cities, businesses, and communities.

River Ice Change Analysis

Using either time line or interactive graphs quickly select any date to compare river changes instantly.

Multi-Year Trending

Users can store past river ice seasons to detect longer term ice trends to help improve the prediction of ice break up for freeze up events.

How we do it

Our process requires the gathering and prepping right types of sensor information required to solve your problems, algorithmically and personally extracting information from these sensors and adding business insights to allow you to make the decisions you need to make without having to be a remote sensing expert.

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For more information on river ice services contact us at info@looknorthservices.com or sign up and try the service out yourself.

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