In the new bonus episode of the IcePod, MOSAiC leader Markus Rex talks about his experiences and impressions during Leg 1 of the ever largest expedition in the Arctic.
Update on the next team exchange and the quarantine
"The thickness of Arctic sea ice depends not only on how much seawater freezes into ice during the winter. Another, increasingly important factor: how frequently the ice shakes and breaks up, floes collide and stack up to form ridges."
The latest episode with Gunnar Spreen dives into the work of the Remote Sensing "Spacelords" and explains how to deal with a spaghetti syndrome at -40 °C
Take a look around as you find yourself onboard the research vessel Akademik Fedorov - with a view to Polarstern!
"Anders Torstensson, forskare på Institutionen för ekologi och genetik vid Uppsala universitet, är en av de MOSAiC-forskare som befinner sig på det tyska forskningsfartyget Polarstern som just nu ligger infrusen i ett isflak i Arktis."
“'The first time I saw sea ice, I lost my mind. It was mesmerizing,' said Sean Horvath, a PhD candidate at the University of Colorado Boulder who studies sea ice from afar."
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.