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Shemya Alaska Landing
Shemya Alaska Landing
Published: 2015/05/31
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Published: 2017/02/24
Channel: Jason Derulo
Shemya Trip April 5, 2017
Shemya Trip April 5, 2017
Published: 2017/04/15
Channel: Dennis T
Cobra Dane Phased Array Radar on Shemya Island, from "Aerospace Power" 1977 US Air Force
Cobra Dane Phased Array Radar on Shemya Island, from "Aerospace Power" 1977 US Air Force
Published: 2016/01/10
Channel: Jeff Quitney
Eareckson AS, Shemya, Alaska
Eareckson AS, Shemya, Alaska
Published: 2007/12/16
Channel: AKRadarSam
Shemya F HD
Shemya F HD
Published: 2012/10/21
Channel: emile21becky
DANCE BATTLE: Haleigh (LYE)  vs Shemya (ATL)
DANCE BATTLE: Haleigh (LYE) vs Shemya (ATL)
Published: 2016/07/20
Channel: Ladia Yates
Shemya Teaser Trailer 2015
Shemya Teaser Trailer 2015
Published: 2015/04/02
Channel: Pinewood Films
Rivet Amber Landing on Shemya
Rivet Amber Landing on Shemya
Published: 2012/01/07
Channel: Kingdon Hawes
Shemya, Alaska, "The Rock"
Shemya, Alaska, "The Rock"
Published: 2010/04/22
Channel: Bob Brown III
Shemya, Alaska. 2016 Frontline Hangar 6
Shemya, Alaska. 2016 Frontline Hangar 6
Published: 2016/10/09
Channel: KickAPoo Perrins
Shemya Alaska Memories   My tour 1967
Shemya Alaska Memories My tour 1967
Published: 2013/03/13
Channel: James Wilson
Shemya and Annette Islands 8mm movie from 1943 by J.K. Hvistendahl
Shemya and Annette Islands 8mm movie from 1943 by J.K. Hvistendahl
Published: 2011/11/09
Channel: Brad Sondahl
Shemya wind
Shemya wind
Published: 2011/03/27
Channel: bigdeliciousband
SHEMYA AK 92
SHEMYA AK 92
Published: 2008/03/16
Channel: loumye
Sounds of Shemya or Lack Thereof
Sounds of Shemya or Lack Thereof
Published: 2016/06/02
Channel: Paul Weaver
Shemya AFB, Alaska - Video Documentary - Late 1980s
Shemya AFB, Alaska - Video Documentary - Late 1980s
Published: 2015/02/16
Channel: heavymetalcruncher
1963 P-3 Orion Flying in Shemya, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, Adak
1963 P-3 Orion Flying in Shemya, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, Adak
Published: 2017/12/01
Channel: battlefoxx
Shemya dock fishing
Shemya dock fishing
Published: 2015/07/10
Channel: Big Deliciousband
"A Place Called Shemya" (Part-1)
"A Place Called Shemya" (Part-1)
Published: 2008/05/04
Channel: Kingdon Hawes
Shemya AFB Activities
Shemya AFB Activities
Published: 2016/06/01
Channel: Paul Weaver
SHEMYA AK 92
SHEMYA AK 92
Published: 2008/03/16
Channel: loumye
shemya dock fishing
shemya dock fishing
Published: 2015/07/18
Channel: bigdeliciousband
landing on Shemya, Feb 2007
landing on Shemya, Feb 2007
Published: 2007/02/14
Channel: bigdeliciousband
SHEMYA AK 92
SHEMYA AK 92
Published: 2008/03/14
Channel: loumye
Shemya Wind 2
Shemya Wind 2
Published: 2008/01/27
Channel: bigdeliciousband
Shemya
Shemya
Published: 2013/11/22
Channel: Robert Hornick
SHEMYA 92
SHEMYA 92
Published: 2008/03/26
Channel: loumye
19760406: Departing Shemya, AK
19760406: Departing Shemya, AK
Published: 2016/07/30
Channel: ColoradoGeorge
Ozzie Commenting on Photos of Shemya Alaska Taken during WWII
Ozzie Commenting on Photos of Shemya Alaska Taken during WWII
Published: 2015/07/11
Channel: Mike Shannon
Western side of Shemya Island
Western side of Shemya Island
Published: 2013/09/03
Channel: fogtender
March 9, 1989 Steve Wariner-Holly Dunn USO Tour - Shemya Island, Aleutians
March 9, 1989 Steve Wariner-Holly Dunn USO Tour - Shemya Island, Aleutians
Published: 2013/03/09
Channel: Alan Nelson
landing on Shemya 6 Jan 12.3GP
landing on Shemya 6 Jan 12.3GP
Published: 2012/01/08
Channel: bigdeliciousband
SHEMYA AK 92
SHEMYA AK 92
Published: 2008/03/14
Channel: loumye
Shemya shipwreck
Shemya shipwreck
Published: 2015/08/18
Channel: John Griffeth
Shemya Double Dip
Shemya Double Dip
Published: 2017/04/18
Channel: Joel Blasey
A Place Called Shemya (Hi Res)
A Place Called Shemya (Hi Res)
Published: 2011/06/21
Channel: Kingdon Hawes
Shemya AFB
Shemya AFB
Published: 2008/12/06
Channel: megictx
Shemya Alaska (2)
Shemya Alaska (2)
Published: 2009/11/06
Channel: David Hardy
Shemya Story 1
Shemya Story 1
Published: 2007/11/23
Channel: Justin Hall
SHEMYA 92
SHEMYA 92
Published: 2008/04/09
Channel: loumye
Shemya Interviews
Shemya Interviews
Published: 2009/08/17
Channel: Xtexascop
Shemya by Thomas Anderson
Shemya by Thomas Anderson
Published: 2017/08/25
Channel: Page Publishing
WACS-1 Shemya 1967.mpg
WACS-1 Shemya 1967.mpg
Published: 2010/01/04
Channel: wacsman66
Stranded on Shemya
Stranded on Shemya
Published: 2007/12/16
Channel: AKRadarSam
Sledding Shemya AFB 1993
Sledding Shemya AFB 1993
Published: 2015/09/28
Channel: MrMarkInAz
Hangar on Shemya
Hangar on Shemya
Published: 2013/09/06
Channel: fogtender
Shemya
Shemya
Published: 2012/09/21
Channel: Kingdon Hawes
Shemya AK, Blue Fox "Scruffy" Encounter
Shemya AK, Blue Fox "Scruffy" Encounter
Published: 2008/01/27
Channel: bigdeliciousband
American Airlines 175 Emergency Landing Aftermath Shemya Island
American Airlines 175 Emergency Landing Aftermath Shemya Island
Published: 2010/07/16
Channel: Texan in Italy
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Landsat image of Shemya Island.
Shemya Island north shore

Shemya or Simiya (Aleut: Samiyax̂[1]) is a small island in the Near Islands group of the Semichi Islands chain in the Aleutian Islands archipelago southwest of Alaska, at 52°43′27″N 174°07′08″E / 52.72417°N 174.11889°E / 52.72417; 174.11889Coordinates: 52°43′27″N 174°07′08″E / 52.72417°N 174.11889°E / 52.72417; 174.11889. It has a land area of 5.903 sq mi (15.289 km²), and is about 1,200 miles (1,900 km) southwest of Anchorage, Alaska. It is 4.39 kilometres (2.73 mi) wide and 6.95 kilometres (4.32 mi) long.

The Russian vessel Saint Peter and Paul wrecked at Shemya in 1762. Most of the crew survived.

A United States Air Force radar, surveillance, and weather station and aircraft refueling station, including a 10,000 ft (3 km) long runway, opened on Shemya in 1943 and is still in operation. The station, originally Shemya Air Force Base or Shemya Station, had 1,500 workers at its peak in the 1960s. Observations from Shemya were normally the first radar reports of new Russian satellite launches from Tyuratam (Baikonur) in the early days of satellite tracking; see Project Space Track.

The United States Air Force airborne intelligence platforms "Cobra Ball", "Rivet Amber," and "Rivet Ball" flew intercontinental ballistic missile tracking flights from this island near the Soviet Union, especially the Kamchatka Peninsula, during the height of the Cold War.

In 1956, Northwest Airlines leased Shemya Island from the U.S. government to use as a refueling station on their North Pacific route. According to Northwest's website, that made them "the first airline to operate its own airport."[2]

The station was renamed the Eareckson Air Station in 1993 to honor USAF Colonel William O. Eareckson, who had commanded bomber operations during the Aleutian Campaign of World War II.

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The station still operates as a radar station and aircraft refueling station with a staff of about 180 people. The 2000 census reported an official resident population of 27 persons on the island.

One of the most recognizable features of the island is the COBRA DANE radar system. This radar was built in 1976 and brought on-line in 1977 for the primary mission of intelligence gathering in support of verification of the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) II agreement.

Shemya was an important outpost during the Cold War. As part of Project Bluegrass, the White Alice Communications System provided a vital tropospheric scatter communications link to the mainland during the early-1960s to late-1970s. Its two 120 ft parabolic reflectors and 50 kW transmitter output bridged the nearly 400 mile gap to Adak, Alaska.

China Eastern Airlines Flight 583 made an emergency landing on the island's airbase in April 6,1993.

The weather on Shemya is very drastic, though the temperatures only vary between single digits to the mid fifties, and the climate is perhaps the most equatorward low-altitude occurrence of a polar climate (ET) in the world, though it is extremely close to a subpolar oceanic climate (Cfc). The island weather is most likely to be cloudy with a mist and the wind is often in the mid 30s to 40 mph. The Japanese current in the Pacific to the south of the island regulates the temperature.

Climate data for Shemya, Alaska
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 44
(7)
44
(7)
43
(6)
47
(8)
48
(9)
57
(14)
64
(18)
61
(16)
59
(15)
54
(12)
48
(9)
48
(9)
64
(18)
Average high °F (°C) 33.8
(1)
33.5
(0.8)
34.8
(1.6)
37.8
(3.2)
41.2
(5.1)
44.9
(7.2)
49.1
(9.5)
51.8
(11)
50.7
(10.4)
45.4
(7.4)
39.1
(3.9)
35.3
(1.8)
41.45
(5.24)
Average low °F (°C) 28.4
(−2)
28.2
(−2.1)
29.3
(−1.5)
32.2
(0.1)
35.8
(2.1)
39.9
(4.4)
44.2
(6.8)
47.0
(8.3)
45.0
(7.2)
39.3
(4.1)
33.1
(0.6)
29.6
(−1.3)
36
(2.23)
Record low °F (°C) 9
(−13)
7
(−14)
11
(−12)
2
(−17)
24
(−4)
27
(−3)
36
(2)
38
(3)
33
(1)
26
(−3)
15
(−9)
7
(−14)
2
(−17)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 2.52
(64)
2.02
(51.3)
2.04
(51.8)
1.79
(45.5)
1.86
(47.2)
1.84
(46.7)
2.76
(70.1)
3.45
(87.6)
2.92
(74.2)
3.70
(94)
3.79
(96.3)
3.04
(77.2)
31.73
(805.9)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 16.5
(41.9)
14.4
(36.6)
11.1
(28.2)
5.0
(12.7)
1.2
(3)
0.8
(2)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.6
(1.5)
8.8
(22.4)
16.4
(41.7)
74.8
(190)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 inch) 22 20 20 17 16 14 15 17 18 22 23 23 227
Source: WRCC: Period of Record General Climate Summary Table[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bergsland, K. (1994). Aleut Dictionary. Fairbanks: Alaska Native Language Center. 
  2. ^ Northwest Airlines nwa.com - About Northwest - NWA Up Close
  3. ^ "SHEMYA USAF BASE, ALASKA (508419)". Western Regional Climate Centre. Oct 31, 2012. Retrieved 2016-02-09. 

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