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The Arctic Ice is Beginning to Freeze Again

15 October 2019
In mid-September, the autumnal sea-ice formation process began in the western Arctic Ocean. The summer melting in 2019 not only produced a major decline in sea-ice extent, but also a substantial reduction in ice thickness, especially in MOSAiC’s starting area. As a result, it was difficult to find suitable floes that could serve as the basis for the research camp and the ‘distributed network.’, explains Dr Robert Ricker from the sea ice physic groups at AWI. Read more here...

Sea-ice Minimum in Sight

11 September 2019
In the coming days, we expect the Arctic sea ice to reach its minimum extent for this year. Based on previous years, the summer sea-ice minimum is reached in mid-September, but sometimes not until the second half of the month, depending very much on the prevailing wind conditions. For the MOSAiC expedition, which starts on 20 September, the conditions are generally favourable. Read more here…

Exclusive Sea Ice Information Before and During the MOSAiC Expedition at meereisportal.de

04 September 2019
The sea ice situation is an important parameter determining the drift and the implementation of the experiment. Exclusive data and information from the MOSAiC sea ice physics research will be available at meereisportal.de, which will provide information on the sea ice situation and the MOSAiC station’s drift. Read more here…

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