MOSAiC - Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate
Sea-ice extents recalculated, starting from 2018!
12 September 2020
Once the errors in our processing routine for calculating the sea-ice extent had been identified and corrected, all time series since 1 May 2018 were recalculated, double-checked and then posted on the website again, from 11 September. Older time series are unaffected by the correction. Comparing the results of different algorithms and questioning the accuracy of their results is part of the scientific process, and of quality control. This news informs you, how satellite algorithms work, why they have to be updated from time to time and why we have to update our data. The updated data and graphs are now online. Read more here…
DriftStories from the 2019/2020 MOSAiC expedition through the Central Arctic
With the DriftStories, once a month we’ll introduce a member of the ICE Team and share insights into the background of their research area. Together with the weekly Sea Ice Ticker, these stories will present the sea-ice-related work being done on site in more detail, and help readers understand the role of sea-ice research within the context of the MOSAiC expedition as a whole. We hope you enjoy reading them!
Sea Ice Ticker
Dear sea ice fans!
Since beginning of 2020 the meereisportal.de reports in its regular Sea Ice Ticker from the MOSAiC expedition. The Sea Ice Ticker will continue to chiefly focus on sea-ice-related activities, but will also address other topics when there are exciting events or findings to report from the MOSAiC drift experiment. The Ticker will be released on a weekly basis. We hope you enjoy reading the new posts and the exclusive updates on the expedition’s progress!
Your meereisportal.de team
Sea Ice Ticker No. 55, 25 September 2020: Data for MOSAiC’s second year