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LAND!

Today we saw land for the first time in 5 weeks, and will be stepping on solid ground! As soon as land appeared in the distance, people flocked to the helideck and the top deck of the ship to watch the land … Continue reading

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Blog without Internet Access? Here’s How I Did It!

Here’s the nutshell: we have not had internet or mobile phones – AT ALL – on this expedition. I think I may have made this whole blog process look easy from the other side, with all the photos and stories … Continue reading

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Post from a Scientist: “Night is Day, Day is Night”

Hi again! The expedition is coming to its end. We are in the Kara Sea as I’m writing this. The sea looks surprisingly empty. I had hoped for shoals of whales and flocks of birds. In reality I briefly glimpsed … Continue reading

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Post from a Scientist: “Installing a Sea Ice Mass Balance Buoy in the Arctic Ocean”

As part of my activities onboard the Akademik Fedorov, I installed a seasonal sea ice mass balance (SIMB) buoy. This buoy was developed at CRREL (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab) and is used to measure sea ice melt and … Continue reading

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Post from a Scientist: “Looking Back on Our Journey”

Hello! Well…our journey is trailing off toward the end. We have just a couple days left, so I think we should take maximum advantage of our final impressions. Our meteorological group has finished cloud observations (which we did both night … Continue reading

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The Famous Styrofoam Experiment at Sea!

What happens when you send a Styrofoam cup WAY down into the ocean? When it comes back, does it look different? Why? This is the classic science experiment you can do at sea (when you have access to the really … Continue reading

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Post from a Scientist: “Things to Remember About the Arctic”

And once again, hello! As I am writing this, it is the 19th of September. In a couple of days our cruise will be over, and we will get to Kirkenes, and it will become much easier to call my … Continue reading

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Dear Mom, Happy Birthday from the Arctic!

We have had a few birthdays while on this ship (including mine), but we also recently had a birthday back home, and I wanted to say happy birthday from the Arctic to my mom, who, as my brothers and I … Continue reading

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Back Online!

Fingers crossed that it stays that way. In the meantime, we are steaming back toward Norway, and will be back at port in a couple days, and I’ll write more soon, and respond to all of your most recent comments! … Continue reading

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Technical Difficulties!

Well, what I have been worried about happening has now happened – technical dificulties! I can feel how remote our location really is. And it’s funny because I was just about to write a post explaining to all of you … Continue reading

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