Satellite observation is the only way to effectively monitor the Arctic sea ice on a broad scale. Yet this approach still has its fair share of weaknesses. Unparalleled control measurements gathered during the MOSAiC expedition will now help to overcome them.
How AWI sea-ice physicist Thomas Krumpen is tracing the fate of the MOSAiC ice floes back to their roots
From the schooner Fram to ultramodern RV Polarstern
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MOSAiC: DLR is providing the world’s largest and longest polar research expedition with sharp radar vision from space
Despite adverse ice conditions, resupply icebreaker reaches the MOSAiC expedition
"After weeks of churning slowly through sea ice in the remote Arctic Ocean, a Russian icebreaker carrying scientists, crew and new equipment has reached the German RV Polarstern, which is frozen into drifting sea ice about 100 miles from the geographic North Pole."
Here’s the Moon Episode of the IcePod! This time in interview: Stefan Hendricks, sea ice physicist at the Alfred Wegener Institute and and participant of leg 1 (Remote Sensing Team).
"Four months into the MOSAiC drift campaign, the North Pole is less than 160 kilometres away."