Karhukamera - Observing causality since 2005

Ulvila1

The Ulvila1 unit became operational on January 1st 2005. The camera is part of the amateur observatory of Porin Karhunvartijat (a local astronomy club) in Ulvila. The unit has taken photos with one minute interval for a decade. Ulvila1 was the 1st ever Karhukamera unit.

The Ulvila1 looks over the skyline of the city of Pori. The camera is about 50 m above sea level. Pori city lights and large buildings are visible in the photos. Distance from the camera to Pori city centre is about 13 km.

Typical observations include noctilucent clouds, aurorae borealis and weather phenomena such as weather fronts. Lightnings and meteors have been caught in the photos. The extensive photo dataset of Ulvila1 was also used in the development of photo crowdsourcing software Scoopshot.

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Really! Moving Unit

The “Really! Moving Unit” or RMU was the first Karhukamera.com camera unit that fit a normal rucksack and thus could be carried and installed just about anywhere. The opportunity to do that arose in spring 2007 when a group of scientist from late Finnish Institute of Marine Research took part in a measurement campaign onboard a drifting ice station Tara in the Arctic. Tara is a French schooner that was moored in ice to replicate the famous drift of Nansen's Fram.

The R!MU was installed on the deck of Tara, about 5m from the ice surface. The camera faced autonomous instruments measuring different aspects of the sea ice – temperature, thickness, albedo and so forth. The RMU! was left behind when the FIMR crew left home in early May, and it took pictures till early July.

The RMU! campaign at Tara is at the time of writing the biggest scientific success of the Karhukamera project. The images were used in studying the melt pond formation on Arctic sea ice by Ms. Paula Sankelo. The R!MU images were the core data of her master's thesis and the results have also been published in a peer reviewed paper "Melt pond formation and temporal evolution at the drifting station Tara during summer 2007".

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Nicole

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Ulvila2

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Tähtikallio

The camera unit at Tähtikallio (Star Rock in Finnish) was installed in 2011. It is located in the observation centre of Ursa in Artjärvi, Orimattila. The time interval of photos is 30 seconds. Camera look south-south-west.

The unit is operated by Mr. Kari Laihia. The purpose of the unit is to observe and document the current weather conditions.

Camera of the Tähtikallio unit is an Olympus SP-350, which has been proven to be very reliable in timelapse applications.

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Muu

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