Atmospheric response to changes in sea ice concentration within the marginal ice zone

In a newly published Nansen Legacy study, scientists Yurii Batrak and Malte Müller from the Norwegian Meterological Institute show how the resolution of the spatial sea ice characteristics in model simulations significantly influences the 12‐hr weather forecast in areas up to 500–1,000 km away from the sea ice edge.

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125 years after the Fram expedition, the Nansen Legacy is heading out at sea

Hundred and twentyfive years after “Fram” left for its historic Arctic expedition, the new Norwegian research icebreaker “Kronprins Haakon” left Tromsø on August 6, for its first scientific expedition to the Barents Sea. Onboard are 32 Nansen Legacy scientists.

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Testing Norways new icebreaker

“There are many bits and pieces that need to fall in place with a new vessel like “Kronprins Haakon”, as well as a large research project like the Nansen Legacy, but both the vessel as well as the project are run by many incredibly competent and hard-working persons”, says Nansen Legacy PI Marit Reigstad.

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