Tag: sea ice

Introducing the Alfred Wegener Institute and MOSAiC Expedition

Right now, the largest polar expedition in history is taking place and a group of students from Germany want to make sure you don't miss out on any of the Arctic action.

/ 9 October 2019

Arctic sea ice minimum 2019 – how did it fare this year?

The Arctic sea ice minimum is an annual occurrence that usually takes place in the month of September, when the area/volume of Arctic ice has reached its smallest after the “summer melt season”.

/ 2 October 2019

2019 – Another record-breaking year for our planet

It’s been impossible to ignore the headlines over the summer, bringing news of scorching temperatures, devastating wildfires and worrying predictions for the future of our planet.

/ 22 August 2019

The Polarstern logbook

Week two from the Polarstern logbook - students from group FH38 describe what can be found on-board the vessel and what they witnessed during the first days of their virtual mission to Cape Town from Bremerhaven.

/ 20 November 2018

Going on a virtual journey with the Polarstern

The research vessel, Polarstern, is currently travelling from Germany to Cape Town and a group of German meteorology students are reporting on its progress with weekly blog posts.

/ 16 November 2018

Arctic sea ice reaches sixth-lowest minimum

In the same week that representatives from 195 countries are meeting in South Korea to discuss a special report on global warming (see below), new information has been released about one of the key indicators of climate change – the...

/ 5 October 2018

Taking stock of the global climate

The Paris agreement might draw the limelight but another collaborative global effort is bringing crucial understanding to our planet’s changing climate.

/ 1 December 2017

Sea ice on the move and how satellites help us track it

Thomas Lavergne from MET Norway talks about tracking the movement of sea ice from space and why it’s so important, not least for polar bears.

/ 26 June 2017