Frozen in a drift: A MOSAiC story, part I

NSIDC research Julienne Stroeve spent a winter in the Arctic for the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) expedition. Before she left, we sat down for a conversation about her research plans and expectations.


Yup'ik elders record their knowledge of place names near the mouth of the Yukon River

The names they carry: The continued efforts of Yupik elders to pass down knowledge

A school district in Alaska takes the reins of the Yup'ik Atlas, an online, interactive platform that archives Yup'ik places names and culture passed down from their elders. The Exchange of Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic (ELOKA), a NSIDC program, helps bring the atlas to life and continues to support communities in their ongoing efforts to thwart the loss of knowledge.


The Polarstern and the Fedorov sidled up to each other to exchange personnel and equipment via cranes on deck. Sea ice floats between them. Credit: Sean Horvath

From satellites to sea ice: a budding scientist’s journey to the Arctic

Sean Horvath, a PhD student at the University of Colorado Boulder, gained Arctic research experience by taking part in the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) School. The school is affiliated with the MOSAiC expedition, a $150-million scientific research mission to study the Arctic climate system by freezing a German icebreaker into sea ice for a year. 


This maps show trend for Arctic Sea Ice as part of the Sea Ice Analysis Tool

Seeing sea ice: A new tool shows dynamic changes

A new data visualization tool, the Sea Ice Analysis Tool, has just been added to the Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis (ASINA) website. The tool helps users customize sea ice extent and concentration data into graphs or maps based on their chosen criteria.