We give you regularly updated news about polar research, management, expeditions, outreach, Arctic and Antarctic wildlife, and more.
Workshop about taking the next step to the snow research
The main idea of this workshop was to bring mostly early career and young researchers focusing on different thematics related to snow: physic, chemistry, microbiology and glaciology.
A new insight into visualizing the bottom of thousands-meter-thick ice in Antarctica and Greenland
As medical doctors look the inside of your body using X ray, glaciologists use radar to peer into the deep blue ice and its bottom interface to the rock and ocean.
Recovery Lakes, East Antarctica: Radar assessment of sub-glacial water extent
In 2007 four new large subglacial lakes were reported in the upper reaches of the Recovery ice stream, in Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica. The collective extent of these lakes, whose existence was deduced from satellite data, would have put them among Antarctica’s largest, second only to Lake Vostok.
Pesticides in Svalbard snow
Scientists at the Norwegian Polar Institute and the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) have investigated the amount of pesticides in the snow in Svalbard. Read about their findings here.
The glaciologists at the Fimbul Ice Shelf
Glaciology is traditionally a male dominated field, however the glaciologists participating in the expedition to the Fimbul Ice Shelf are all women.
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.
Workshop on Arctic surface-based sea ice observations
This week held The Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) workshop on Arctic surface-based sea ice observations:Integrated protocols and coordinated data acquisition.