The German Polarstern ice breaker goes to study the Arctic ices

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Photo: Tim Ellis/Flickr/CC BY-NC 2.0 Expedition the German Institutes Vegener Alfred to high-altitude Arctic will last seven weeks. Scientists investigate thickness of sea ice and ocean currents, and also their influence on climate near Spitsbergen and Greenland. The Polarstern ice breaker with helicopter onboard headed from the port of registry Bremerhaven for the North. July and August – optimum time for studying of sea ice. At this time annual thawing of ice weight in Arctic begins. One of the main points of a route of expedition Institutes Vegener Alfred – the Center of polar and sea researches...
Vegener Alfred
Kantsov Thorsten