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One year, one floe – sea-ice research to the extreme
from the Central Arcti
The further sea-ice retreat will chiefly depend on the ocean temperatures and on wind patterns, which can either condense or disperse the sea ice. As the summer draws to a close, the surface of the ce
Sea ice cores from the MOSAiC expedition (2019-2020) are one of the treasures that were brought back to Bremerhaven at the end of the year-long Arctic drift in October 2020. Now, a group of scientists
Polar bear during MOSAiC 1a
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Miss Piggy is the name that the AWI’s atmospheric researchers
have given to this orange tethered balloon, which can rise
to heights of up to
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How alike the two pictures are: as AWI sea-ice physicist Dr Thomas Krumpen flies over
the scattered remains of what was once the MOSAiC floe and many of its neighbouring
In spring, a variety of algal blooms colour the waters of the
Arctic Chukchi Sea. The inflow of cold, nutrient-rich water
from the Bering Sea provides the phytoplankton with idea
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Satellite observation is the only way to effectively monitor the
Arctic sea ice on a broad scale. Yet this approach still has its fair s
The decline in summertime sea-ice in the Arctic is an important indicator for the progressive climate change and its effects on the polar regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Since the advent of contin
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