Press Release 13 Dec
By: Mats Granskog , Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway Amelie Meyer , Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway
In the winter of 2015, an ice-bound Norwegian research vessel drifted with the shrinking Arctic ice for half a year while an international team of 70 scientists worked to better understand the effects of rising temperatures and changing Arctic sea ice. It was the first wintertime Arctic Sea ice experiment to study the thinner ice pack, owing in part to the challenges of the extreme Arctic environment: very low temperatures, dangerous ice conditions and nearby polar bears. Three scientists report on the findings from the experiment, and its implications.
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