Author Archives: lindsay

Post from a Scientist: “Modeling Teamwork”

Today marks the fourth week since the IARC summer school boarded the Akademik Fedorov in Kirkenes.  I was initially worried about leaving responsibilities at the university, at home preparing for winter, and also my family, for almost five weeks as … Continue reading

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Another Birthday!

We celebrated another birthday on the ship! Alexey is one of our scientists on the meteorology team. He works with the team doing atmospheric observations, and is also responsible for monitoring the ocean swells during the expedition. A blush-inducing round … Continue reading

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Post from a Scientist: “Swirling Eddies”

My last lecture was on satellite observations of oceanic eddies. Eddies are regions of rotating water, surrounded by non-rotating water. Eddies of different spatial scales evolve into the movement of great amounts of water, and therefore play an important role … Continue reading

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Post from a Scientist: “Radio Communication”

Hello everyone! I would like to tell you about the measurements I take onboard the Akademik Fedorov. As my own research is connected with ionospheric plasma (the layer of the atmosphere where there is a high concentration of charged particles, … Continue reading

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Project Time!

In the middle of all the exciting things happening on the expedition – observing science operations like moorings and CTDs, assisting scientists in the hydrochemistry laboratory, and learning the official processes, languages, and instruments involved in atmosphere, ocean, and sea … Continue reading

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Post from a Scientist: “The Data in Front of Me, and the Ocean Under Me”

I have taken quite a few pictures and now that the final week of the expedition is here, I’m already wondering what will my family and friends think when I show them the pictures. They will probably think that the … Continue reading

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Mail Call

Imagine sharing just ONE email address with 130 of your closest friends. That is pretty much the situation on the ship. For 130 scientists, students, and crew, there is 1 radio room, 1 email address to send or receive messages, … Continue reading

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Post from a Scientist: “Tales of the Arctic – in Russian and English”

Никогда не думала, что смогу так быстро привыкнуть к новым людям. Я имею в виду моих девчонок из «клауд тим» и руководителя Ирину Репину. Мы вместе сидим за столом во время обеда, полдника и ужина (завтрак я обычно благополучно просыпаю), … Continue reading

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Our Northernmost Point

I feel like we keep having these turning points in the expedition, and we just had a literal turning point – we hit the northernmost point of the expedition! We reached nearly 85°N latitude (have a look on a globe … Continue reading

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Post from a Scientist: “Following the Foraminifera”

On this expedition, even though I am not taking seafloor samples for my own research, I very much enjoy discovering what other scientists study in the Arctic. In 2008, I was invited by my Ph.D. advisor to join an expedition … Continue reading

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