EM-Bird for ice thickness measurements in operation
Photo: Stefan Hendricks, Alfred-Wegener-Institut
A constant measurement of the sea ice is urgently necessary, however. “We have been working towards this goal for years because only once we know how thick the winter ice in the entire Arctic is, can more accurate short term predictions about the development of the ice cover in the subsequent summer be made”, says Stefan Hendricks.
His personal goal is to soon be in a position to publish an AWI Arctic map with the current sea ice thickness every month. Stefan Hendricks: “Every scientist working on this subject will then be able to use this data simply and easily.”
Notes for Editors:The study appeared in the online issue of Geophysical Research Letters under the following title:
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