MOSAiC Blog: Sights of the Arctic, Part 5

Published: 18 May 2020

Editor’s note: ARM technician Tercio Silva of Hamelmann Communications worked on Leg 2 of the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) expedition. He provided some photos for a blog published earlier on the ARM website. Here are more photos Silva sent back from his time on the expedition. Photos are by Silva except where indicated.

Kapitan Dranitsyn heading to meet with the Polarstern during MOSAiC
The ship Kapitan Dranitsyn breaks ice while traveling to meet up with the R/V Polarstern for the start of Leg 2.
A walk during Leg 2 of MOSAiC
Every Wednesday during Leg 2, we did a walk with scientists/Polarstern crew. This is one of those days, in early January with a full moon.
Ka- and X-band scanning ARM cloud radars during MOSAiC
The Ka- and X-band scanning ARM cloud radars (KASACR and XSACR) are on the Polarstern as part of the second ARM Mobile Facility.
Polarstern idles in the ice during MOSAiC
The Polarstern idles in the ice. This was taken at the end of February, around 5 p.m. UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).
Tercio Silva in front of the Polarstern
Here I am in front of the Polarstern with the logistics area on the left. Photo is by Hannes Griesche, Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research.
Sunset on the way back to Tromsø, Norway
A view of the central Arctic from the Kapitan Dranitsyn while sailing back to Tromsø, Norway, in March. This is the first sunset after polar winter.

Check out past MOSAiC blogs.