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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
95Focus ice DriftStory 10
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
27Focus satellite observation DriftStory 02
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
With the return of the Russian research icebreaker “Akademik Treshnikov” to the port of Murmansk, Russia, another successful chapter in Russian-German collaborative Arctic research drew to a close. On
During the MOSAiC expedition, researchers from 19 countries will study the Arctic throughout an entire year, spending the winter in a region that is virtually inaccessible in the polar night. Alone th
65Focus snow DriftStory 07
On 30 June 2020, meltwater ponds nearly as long as the
research vessel Polarstern covered the MOSAiC ice floe – though
the snow began melting weeks
Spending an entire winter researching on an ice floe in the Arctic Ocean
was, until now, just a pipe dream for most sea-ice experts. It was always
assumed that such an expedition w
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