We give you regularly updated news about polar research, management, expeditions, outreach, Arctic and Antarctic wildlife, and more.
Research gives new knowledge about the Atlantic overturning circulation
Scientist Laura de Steur of the Norwegian Polar Institute and her colleague Femke de Jong have done research that contributes to understanding the process of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC).
New research activity on sea ice near the North Pole
Two scientists from the Norwegian Polar Institute returned recently from fieldwork at the Russian base Barneo, which is drifting on the sea ice in the vicinity of the North Pole.
Clouds halve the climatic effect of bare ocean
Dwindling sea ice in the Arctic is given a key role in climate change and is feared as a driver of global warming.
New report: Climate Change in the Norwegian Arctic - Implications for life in the North
NorACIA (Norwegian Arctic Climate Impact Assessment) report "Climate change in the Arctic. Consequences for life in the north", is translated into English.
Chinese researchers visiting Tromsø
The Chinese-Norwegian research project AMORA is developing measuring devices to improve the understanding of how the sun affects global warming, and which role the Arctic sea ice plays in this. The participants of the project recently met in Tromsø.
Living foraminiferes and the climate history of the last 2000 years
Scientists working on the IPY-projects SciencePub and Norclim will collect sediment samples from the Kongsfjorden-Krossfjorden System next week.
International workshop on black carbon in snow
A seminar on black carbon in snow sampling, albedo effects and climate impact was recently organized in Tromsø.
February 21 at 4 pm, 1600 UTC, the Norwegian-American Scientific Traverse of East Antarctica 2007-2009 rolled in to Troll Station. The field part of this large IPY project has been successfully completed.
Melt ponds may explain rapid melting of sea ice
The current climate models do not predict an ice-free Arctic for another 50 to 100 years, but observations show that melting of the sea ice is accelerating. Why are none of the models able to describe this rapid change? Melt ponds on the sea ice in summer may be part of the explanation.
Norwegian-Canadian collaboration in the Circumpolar Flaw Lead System Study
The Circumpolar Flaw Lead System Study (CFL) is a large Canadian-led international effort to understand the role of the CFL in a context of Arctic warming.