MOSAiC Blog: Sights of the Arctic

Published: 30 October 2019

Editor’s note: Vagner Castro, ARM Mobile Facility lead technician, is traveling with the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) field campaign. Castro will be out on the ice for about five months during two separate research legs aboard the German icebreaker R/V Polarstern. Below are photos Castro sent back from the Arctic. 

Collage of images from the MOSAiC field campaign
Top row, left to right: The team monitoring and maintaining ARM MOSAiC instruments includes staff from Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and contractors for ARM; the support icebreaker Akademik Fedorov (left) and the main MOSAiC observatory, the R/V Polarstern; polar bears. Middle row, left to right: ARM team members find their footing on the ice; a selfie in front of a giant ice crack; working hard in the Arctic. Bottom row, left to right: getting more ice time; a fork in the ice road; the Polarstern shines light to help Ice team members see their ice coring work in the dark.