Arctic

MOSAiC misses the Pole

They are close, but the drift in the Arctic Ocean and the current weather conditions looks likely to take them southward towards Spitsbergen.

Highest sea ice extent since 2015

The Arctic sea ice extent on the 11th of February was the highest for that date since 2015. The total had climbed to within two standard deviations of average and was only 3.8% below the 1988-2016 LTA for that date, which is quite remarkable given that it started from the second lowest minimum on record back in September,

Windy Pole

I wonder if they’ll be any sudden incursion of mild air from the south as has happened in previous years?

The MOSAiC expedition

The MOSAiC expedition en route to the North Pole

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