Alternative resupply plan for RV Polarstern now in place

Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research Thanks to the support of additional German research vessels, the MOSAiC expedition will continue, despite the coronavirus pandemic. The new…

Traces of ancient rainforest in Antarctica point to a warmer prehistoric world

Imperial College London Researchers have found evidence of rainforests near the South Pole 90 million years ago, suggesting the climate was exceptionally warm at the time. A team from the…

Low sea-ice cover in the Arctic

Second-lowest September minimum since observations began Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research The sea-ice extent in the Arctic is nearing its annual minimum at the end…

Another nutty geoengineering idea – Olivine dust

From the Institute of Physics Researchers analyse ‘rock dissolving’ method of geoengineering The benefits and side effects of dissolving particles in our ocean’s surfaces to increase the marine uptake of…

Dust in the wind: Melt ponds in the Arctic hasten overall melting

I’ve often wondered if carbon soot plays a role in this. See our recent WUWT story about how black carbon’s role has been underestimated, and note that Arctic melting is…

New study shows: climate models still struggle with medium- term climate forecasts

How cold will a winter be in two years?  How well are the most important climate models able to predict the weather conditions for the coming year or even the…

Researchers publish results of iron ocean fertilization experiment

From the Alfred Wegener Institute and the what took you so long department comes this interesting result. Carbon sequestration via algal blooms that sink to the sea floor after expiring…

SMOS Satellite imagery suggests NE passage to open soon – 'primarily attributable to the wind'

From the Alfred Wegener Institute:   North-East Passage soon free from ice again? Winter measurements show thin sea ice in the Laptev Sea, pointing to early and large scale summer…

Climate clam chowder has a spicy ENSO rhythm from an old recipe

From the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research comes word that the climate varied before, just like it does today, and we won’t be stuck with a permanent…

Icebreaker at the North Pole

From the Alfred Wegener Institute news that a ship that reached the real geographic North Pole, unlike the hapless group of Whisky sponsored rowers (Row to the Pole) who are…