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Met Tower – Revisited

I think people were really inspired by the “Met Tower” I wrote about a few days ago, because a lot of people have asked lots of questions about it. So I spoke with Irina Repina, the lead scientist on the … Continue reading

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Moorings – Outrageously Awesome

The Sun helped us recently celebrate the second-to-last mooring of our expedition. Lots of us went outside to enjoy a little bit of sunshine along with the amazing sight of lowering instruments down 2,700meters (more than 1.5miles) into the ocean. … Continue reading

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Post from a Scientist: “Arctic Rainbows”

Everybody should see a rainbow at least once in a lifetime. Usually we see it when it’s rainy and sunny at the same time. That’s because we see rainbows when light is refracted and reflected by water droplets. Refraction is … Continue reading

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Polar Bear – Swimming!

Yesterday we had another moment of mass hysteria. Many of us were quietly working, as usual, in the common room where we have lectures and presentations. Something in Russian came over the intercom system, and one of the Russians in … Continue reading

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Post from a Scientist: “The Drama of Historical Exploration”

Hey guys! Lindsay asked my partner and me to write a post about our presentation. So I’m writing it. Elena Khavina and I don’t have our own research projects yet, so we decided to give a presentation about geographical discoveries … Continue reading

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Post from a Scientist: “Waking Up to Glaciers”

At about 4am the other morning the ship started to slow down for a CTD station (salinity, temperature and depth measurements of the water column). We were stopping east of the Severnaya Zemlya islands for what was the last station … Continue reading

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Post from a Scientist: “Aerosols in the Arctic”

At this point in the cruise, many students are devoting their time to group projects. I am currently working with a sizeable group that is using a computer model called WRF to simulate the 2012 Arctic cyclone. I am familiar … Continue reading

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The Snow-Woman and the Polar Bears

This is something that someone could write a story about. I was walking around the deck yesterday, to get some fresh air and check out the latest cast of the CTD (conductivity, temperature, depth) rosette instrument into the water, which … Continue reading

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Post from a Scientist: “The White Rainbow of Research”

Although my bachelor’s and master’s degrees are in mathematics, I have a deep fascination with climate, wildlife and the environment, and I really like to apply my math knowledge and skills to study climate dynamics in the real world. I … Continue reading

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Cloud Obs

Most days here in the Arctic have been cloudy, so it’s exciting whenever we see the Sun peek from behind the clouds – and rare sunny days have caused pure glee. But we don’t just say “cloudy,” “partly cloudy,” or … Continue reading

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