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Polarstern has just arrived at the North Pole!
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The expedition - MOSAiC Expedition


https://mosaic-expedition.org/expedition/

127 years ago, the Norwegian researcher and explorer Fridtjof Nansen set sail on the first ever drift expedition with his wooden sailing ship Fram. But there has never been an expedition like the one now planned: for the first time, the MOSAiC project takes a modern research icebreaker laden with scientific instruments close to the North Pole in winter.

The name MOSAiC (Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate) mirrors the complexity and diversity of this expedition.

MOSAiC is the first year-round expedition into the central Arctic exploring the Arctic climate system. The project with a total budget exceeding 140 Million € has been designed by an international consortium of leading polar research institutions, led by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI).
The Transpolar Drift web

Figure 1: Not only the science behind MOSAiC is a huge endeavour that needs the expertise of multiple nations and scientific disciplines, but also the logistics face unparalleled challenges.

The backbone of MOSAiC is the year-round operation of RV Polarstern, drifting with the sea ice across the central Arctic during the years 2019 to 2020. During the set-up phase, RV Polarstern entered the Siberian sector of the Arctic in the thin sea ice conditions of late summer.

A distributed regional network of observational sites has been set up on the sea ice in an area of up to ~40 km distance from RV Polarstern. The ship and the surrounding network are now drifting with the natural ice drift across the polar cap towards the Atlantic, while the sea ice thickens during winter (red dotted line in Figure 1).

Large scale research facilities addressing key aspects of the coupled Arctic climate system have been set up on board of RV Polarstern and on the sea ice next to it, in the so-called ice camp.

The distributed regional network further around the central observatory is comprised of autonomous and remotely-operated sensors, characterizing the heterogeneity of key processes in an area representing a typical grid box of modern climate models and providing invaluable data for the development of parametrizations for sub-grid-scale processes in climate models.
- Understanding the consequences of Arctic climate change

MOSAiC will contribute to a quantum leap in our understanding of the coupled Arctic climate system and its representation in global climate models.
The focus of MOSAiC lies on direct in-situ observations of the climate processes that couple the atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, biogeochemistry, and ecosystem.

The German research aircrafts Polar 5 and Polar 6 will be operated to complement the measurements at the central MOSAiC site. A landing strip will be built especially for these research planes and for resupply flights in spring 2020.

Research and supply cruises by icebreakers from MOSAiC partners will provide support for the AWI research vessel Polarstern. They will further extend the geographical coverage of the observations and will link the measurements to the larger scales of the Arctic climate system and explore global feedbacks.

In addition, helicopters will be employed. Fuel depots for long-range helicopters have been set up on Bolshevik Island to broaden the spectrum of response options to potential emergency situations during the expedition.
#Earth #NorthPole #Polartern #MOSAIC #Oceanography #ClimateChange
 
Polarstern has just arrived at the North Pole!
EuropeanSpaceAgency



The expedition - MOSAiC Expedition


https://mosaic-expedition.org/expedition/

127 years ago, the Norwegian researcher and explorer Fridtjof Nansen set sail on the first ever drift expedition with his wooden sailing ship Fram. But there has never been an expedition like the one now planned: for the first time, the MOSAiC project takes a modern research icebreaker laden with scientific instruments close to the North Pole in winter.

The name MOSAiC (Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate) mirrors the complexity and diversity of this expedition.

MOSAiC is the first year-round expedition into the central Arctic exploring the Arctic climate system. The project with a total budget exceeding 140 Million € has been designed by an international consortium of leading polar research institutions, led by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI).
The Transpolar Drift web

Figure 1: Not only the science behind MOSAiC is a huge endeavour that needs the expertise of multiple nations and scientific disciplines, but also the logistics face unparalleled challenges.

The backbone of MOSAiC is the year-round operation of RV Polarstern, drifting with the sea ice across the central Arctic during the years 2019 to 2020. During the set-up phase, RV Polarstern entered the Siberian sector of the Arctic in the thin sea ice conditions of late summer.

A distributed regional network of observational sites has been set up on the sea ice in an area of up to ~40 km distance from RV Polarstern. The ship and the surrounding network are now drifting with the natural ice drift across the polar cap towards the Atlantic, while the sea ice thickens during winter (red dotted line in Figure 1).

Large scale research facilities addressing key aspects of the coupled Arctic climate system have been set up on board of RV Polarstern and on the sea ice next to it, in the so-called ice camp.

The distributed regional network further around the central observatory is comprised of autonomous and remotely-operated sensors, characterizing the heterogeneity of key processes in an area representing a typical grid box of modern climate models and providing invaluable data for the development of parametrizations for sub-grid-scale processes in climate models.
- Understanding the consequences of Arctic climate change

MOSAiC will contribute to a quantum leap in our understanding of the coupled Arctic climate system and its representation in global climate models.
The focus of MOSAiC lies on direct in-situ observations of the climate processes that couple the atmosphere, ocean, sea ice, biogeochemistry, and ecosystem.

The German research aircrafts Polar 5 and Polar 6 will be operated to complement the measurements at the central MOSAiC site. A landing strip will be built especially for these research planes and for resupply flights in spring 2020.

Research and supply cruises by icebreakers from MOSAiC partners will provide support for the AWI research vessel Polarstern. They will further extend the geographical coverage of the observations and will link the measurements to the larger scales of the Arctic climate system and explore global feedbacks.

In addition, helicopters will be employed. Fuel depots for long-range helicopters have been set up on Bolshevik Island to broaden the spectrum of response options to potential emergency situations during the expedition.
#Earth #NorthPole #Polartern #MOSAIC #Oceanography #ClimateChange
 
Expedition teilt gruselige Fotos vom Nordpol

Loses und schwaches Eis mit vielen Schmelzteichen, teilweise offenem Wasser und ohne Anzeichen von mehrjährigem Eis. Die kraftvollen Fotos von der MOSAiC-Expedition, die am 19. August den Nordpol erreichte, zeigen die dramatischen Auswirkungen des Klimawandels.

Expedition shares scary photos from the North Pole
Loose and weak ice with lots of melt ponds, partly open water, and no signs of multiyear ice. The powerful photos from the MOSAiC expedition reaching the North Pole on August 19 show the dramatic impact of climate changes.
#SchlechteNachrichten #BadNews
Meine Meinung: Das Wort #Klimakatastrophe ist korrekt.
My opinion: The word #climatecatastrophe is correct.
#Klimawandel #Natur #Umwelt #Erde #Earth #Enviroment #Nature
 

Europe’s next radar Sentinel unfolds








In two years’ time, the next Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite will be launched to join its two siblings in orbit around Earth. With engineers busy building Sentinel-1C, they have recently tested the mechanism that opens its 12 m-long radar antenna.

#earth #science #space #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Europe’s next radar Sentinel unfolds








In two years’ time, the next Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite will be launched to join its two siblings in orbit around Earth. With engineers busy building Sentinel-1C, they have recently tested the mechanism that opens its 12 m-long radar antenna.

#earth #science #space #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Discovering new penguin colonies from space








Satellite images have revealed that there are nearly 20% more emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica than previously thought. Scientists, at the British Antarctic Survey, have used satellite data from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission to track penguin guano, or penguin poo, to monitor the presence of thousands of penguins.

#earth #science #space #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Discovering new penguin colonies from space








Satellite images have revealed that there are nearly 20% more emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica than previously thought. Scientists, at the British Antarctic Survey, have used satellite data from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission to track penguin guano, or penguin poo, to monitor the presence of thousands of penguins.

#earth #science #space #esa #europeanspaceagency
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the Earth wondering what the purpose of the U.N. is




#Earth #UN #unitednations #humor
 
the Earth wondering what the purpose of the U.N. is




#Earth #UN #unitednations #humor
 
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Die Erde im Jahr 2020. #Earth

 

Parking in a pandemic








The coronavirus pandemic has brought the tourism and travel industry to a near-standstill, with nationwide lockdowns significantly impacting the aviation and maritime industry worldwide. Satellite images, captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission, show parked aircraft and anchored vessels in times of COVID-19.

#earth #science #space #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Parking in a pandemic








The coronavirus pandemic has brought the tourism and travel industry to a near-standstill, with nationwide lockdowns significantly impacting the aviation and maritime industry worldwide. Satellite images, captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission, show parked aircraft and anchored vessels in times of COVID-19.

#earth #science #space #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

Colourful Queensland, Australia


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Bild/Foto Image: This image, captured by Copernicus Sentinel-2, takes us over part of Channel Country – a pastural region located mostly in southwest Queensland, Australia.

#earth #science #space #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Colourful Queensland, Australia


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Bild/Foto Image: This image, captured by Copernicus Sentinel-2, takes us over part of Channel Country – a pastural region located mostly in southwest Queensland, Australia.

#earth #science #space #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Fotograf & Ehefrau forsten zerstörten Wald wieder auf – sogar Tiere sind zurückgekehrt

https://unserplanet.net/der-brasilianische-fotograf-zeigt-das-ergebnis-eines-20-jaehrigen-wiederaufforstungsprojekts-von-ueber-27-millionen-baeumen/

#Gesellschaft #Danke #positiv #Überfluss #making #peace #earth #nature #life #earth #land #future #resources #terra #viva #humanity
Fotograf & Ehefrau forsten zerstörten Wald wieder auf – sogar Tiere sind zurückgekehrt
 
Fotograf & Ehefrau forsten zerstörten Wald wieder auf – sogar Tiere sind zurückgekehrt

https://unserplanet.net/der-brasilianische-fotograf-zeigt-das-ergebnis-eines-20-jaehrigen-wiederaufforstungsprojekts-von-ueber-27-millionen-baeumen/

#Gesellschaft #Danke #positiv #Überfluss #making #peace #earth #nature #life #earth #land #future #resources #terra #viva #humanity
Fotograf & Ehefrau forsten zerstörten Wald wieder auf – sogar Tiere sind zurückgekehrt
 

Arctic Circle oil spill






Image: Images captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission show the extent of the Arctic Circle oil spill

#earth #science #space #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Arctic Circle oil spill






Image: Images captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission show the extent of the Arctic Circle oil spill

#earth #science #space #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 
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Elon Musk: "The trampoline is working!" :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZkfrjwoEMI EN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8fvWZPIIo0 RU

[The Moscow Times]

Russian space agency chief Dmitry Rogozin once ridiculed the lack of a U.S. manned flight programme, saying it might as well "deliver its astronauts to the ISS by using a trampoline".

Six years later Elon Musk and NASA had the last laugh.

"The trampoline is working," quipped the 48-year-old U.S. entrepreneur at a post-flight news conference alongside NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine.

Both men laughed. "It's an inside joke," Musk added.

On Saturday, his SpaceX made history by becoming the first commercial company to send humans into orbit.

The U.S. feat and Musk's joke set Russian social media alight, with wits ridiculing Rogozin, and the Russian space chief's name began trending on Twitter.

"How do you like this, Dmitry Rogozin?" one critic prodded.

Russia still prides itself on sending the first human into orbit in 1961 and other achievements of the Soviet-era space programme.

Rogozin has remained conspicuously silent but his spokesman was forced to react.

"We don't really understand the hysteria sparked by the successful launch of a Crew Dragon spacecraft," spokesman Vladimir Ustimenko said on Twitter.

"What should have happened a long time ago happened," he added.

While cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, Roscosmos executive director for crewed space programmes, saluted the US achievement in a brief video address, not everyone was in such a gracious mood.

Alexey Pushkov, a member of the upper house of parliament, declared Saturday's flight was not a big deal.

"This is a flight to the International Space Station, not to Mars," he said on messaging app Telegram.

He pronounced it time to stop ferrying Americans to the orbiting lab.

"Russia needs spaces for its own young cosmonauts."

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/31/trampoline-is-working-musk-taunts-russia-a70433
(c) Photo: MK

#NASA #SpaceX #Falcon #rocket #Dragon #astronauts #Earth #Station #news #photo #video #Musk #US #USA #technology #America #lang ru #roskosmos #russia #trampoline #батут #politics
 

Concrete: the most destructive material on #Earth


source: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/feb/25/concrete-the-most-destructive-material-on-earth

#environment #climate #future #economy #humanity #news #politics
 

Concrete: the most destructive material on #Earth


source: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/feb/25/concrete-the-most-destructive-material-on-earth

#environment #climate #future #economy #humanity #news #politics
 
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LIFT OFF!



P.S. God Bless America. Thank you, Elon!


#NASA #SpaceX #Falcon #rocket #Dragon #astronauts #Earth #Station #news #photo #video #Musk #US #USA #technology #America

Photo: Steve Jurvetson, 2019. Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license
 

Aeolus goes public








Delivering new information about Earth’s winds, ESA’s Aeolus mission has already been hailed a success. Today, this remarkable satellite mission has yet again achieved new heights: its data are now being distributed publicly to forecasting services and scientific users in less than three hours of measurements being made from space.

#earth #science #space #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Aeolus goes public








Delivering new information about Earth’s winds, ESA’s Aeolus mission has already been hailed a success. Today, this remarkable satellite mission has yet again achieved new heights: its data are now being distributed publicly to forecasting services and scientific users in less than three hours of measurements being made from space.

#earth #science #space #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

Aeolus goes public








Delivering new information about Earth’s winds, ESA’s Aeolus mission has already been hailed a success. Today, this remarkable satellite mission has yet again achieved new heights: its data are now being distributed publicly to forecasting services and scientific users in less than three hours of measurements being made from space.

#earth #science #space #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

Strom & Wasser - Lied von der sterbenden Erde / Song of the Dying Earth


Album: Emotionsdesign, 2009
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https://stromundwasser.bandcamp.com/track/lied-von-der-sterbenden-erde

Die meisten Tiere ausgerottet, Most animals exterminated,
die meisten Wälder weggebrannt. burned most of the woods away.

Die alten Lehren laut verspottet, The old teachings ridiculed aloud,
die neuen Lehren nicht erkannt. did not recognize the new teachings.

Die Eitelkeit hält sich stabil, The vanity remains stable,
es rüstet sich zum letzten Spiel. it's gearing up for the final game.

Der Hass der Rassen und der Religionen, The hatred of races and religions,
das Starke wird niemals das Schwache schonen. the strong will never spare the weak.

Das Große wird das Kleine niemals schützen, The great will never protect the small,
das Geld wird immer nur den Reichen nützen. the money will always benefit the rich.

Und Liebe die es wagt zu blühen, And love that dares to bloom
wird man mit Pestizid besprühen. will be sprayed with pesticide.

Die alten Kriege schon vergessen, The old wars are forgotten,
die neuen Kriege schon begonnen. the new wars have already begun.
Die halbe Tierwelt aufgefressen, Eating half the animal kingdom,
Nun zielt der Blick auf fremde Sonnen. Now the view aims at strange suns.

Die Brücke Mensch zu Mensch geschlossen, The bridge man to man closed,
und Tränen werden bestenfalls vergossen. and tears are shed at best.

Als Bindemittel zwischen Mein und Mich, As a bonding agent between Mine and I,
man läuft nur große Kreise um das Ich. you're just running in big circles around the ego.

Der Himmel leer, die Wüsten wachsen, The sky is empty, the deserts are growing,
die Industrie mit gut geölten Achsen. the industry with well-oiled axles.

Aus allen Wunden eitert Geld, Money is festering from all wounds,
der Mensch bewohnt die Narben dieser Welt. man inhabits the scars of this world.

Und Liebe die es wagt zu blühen, And love that dares to bloom,
wird man mit Pestizid besprühen. will be sprayed with pesticide.
(Translation with a little help from deepl)

#StromWasser #HeinzRatz #liedermacher #music #musik #Erde #Earth #Climate #Klima
 
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