Articles by: Charmilie Nault

Sediment, Glaciers and Rivers – Ian Delaney

On-going glacier retreat will change the ways glaciers erode bedrock and subglacial water carries sediment below the glacier. Changes to sediment discharge from glaciers in mountainous or inhabited regions such as Switzerland can impact the delivery of sediment to ecosystems, lead to the infill of hydropower reservoirs, and potentially cause […]

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Day 30

73.28° North, 45.34° East – Sunny, 5.9 °C, wind speed: 7.1 m/s Life onboard the Akademik Tryoshnikov during the Arctic Century Expedition Time is a very scarce and valuable resource on the Arctic Century Expedition and the Akademik Tryoshnikov literally never sleeps. The vessel’s daily schedule is based on the […]

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Day 28

77.39° North, 79.36° East – Cloudy, 0.4 °C, wind speed: 5 m/s Untangling the chemistry of seawater Every single drop of seawater contains all the chemical elements from the periodic table. Some of them exist in large concentrations and their distribution in the ocean is quite uniform. Others exist in […]

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Day 26

77.76° North, 98.73° East – Sunny, -2.1 °C, wind speed: 3.1 m/s Field work on the High Arctic Islands of Severnaya Zemlya After successful visits on Vize and Graham Bell Islands, the terrestrial teams were back in the field on the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago. Between the 19 and 26 August, […]

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Day 23

79.27° North, 101.52° East – Clear sky, 2.5 °C, wind speed: 2.7 m/s Floating litter in the Barents, Kara and Laptev Seas Much of the research being conducted on the Russian Arctic Century Expedition aims to understand the impacts of global change on the Arctic. A key focus is how […]

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Day 21

79.55° North, 101.43° East – Cloudy, -2.8 °C, wind speed: 1.6 m/s Understanding the organic carbon cycle in the Kara and Laptev Seas During the Arctic Century Expedition, scientific teams from Russia, Germany and Switzerland have joined forces to study the biological processes involved in the cycling of carbon along […]

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Day 19

80.17° North, 96.41° East – Cloudy, – 0.4° C, wind speed: 12 m/s Tracking the atmospheric water cycle in the Kara and Laptev Seas The water cycle describes the transport of water on Earth. The atmospheric part of the cycle includes evaporation from the ocean and terrestrial waters, atmospheric transport, […]

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