Articles by: Charmilie Nault

Day 18

80.54° North, 98.26° East – Foggy, -0.2 °C, wind speed: 4.2 m/s Contributing to the international Argo float network A team of Russian oceanographers have been deploying Argo floats since the Arctic Century Expedition reached the ice edge (see post of 19 August). In total, three floats were deployed on […]

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Day 14

81.55° North, 87.48° East – Sunny, -2.2 °C, wind speed: 4.4 m/s The Arctic Century Expedition reaches the sea ice edge On the evening of 18 August, two weeks after leaving the harbour of Murmansk, the Arctic Century Expedition reached the edge of the sea ice during an oceanographic transect […]

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Day 12

81.50° North, 64.55° East – Cloudy, -2 °C, wind speed: 8.2 m/s Scientific Investigations on Vize Island and Graham Bell Island On 14 August, a team of 12 scientists from Russia, Germany and Switzerland, had the rare opportunity to visit Vize Island under the watchful eye of their polar bear […]

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Day 8

79.68° North, 76.83° East – Foggy, 2.2 °C First glaciological work on land accomplished! On the afternoon of the 11 August, a team of five Russian, German and French scientists drilled two short ice cores on Graham Bell Island on the eastern side of the Franz Josef Land archipelago. Around […]

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Day 7

79.78° North, 66.15° East – Foggy, 2.2 °C, wind speed: 6.2 m/s High Arctic Islands in the Kara and Laptev Sea The High Arctic Islands in the Kara and Laptev Sea are situated between 72° and 84° north and represent extreme climatic conditions for living organisms. The islands are covered […]

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Day 6

80.53° North, 64.39° East – Sunny, 1.1 °C, wind speed: 9 m/s First oceanographic transect of the expedition During the 9 and 10 August, oceanographers, marine chemists and biologists completed the first transect of the Arctic Century expedition, collecting water samples along a predefined route. The transect, starting at the […]

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Day 4

77.15° North, 67.39° East – Cloudy, 2.8 °C Marine work during the Arctic Century Expedition On 9 August at 17:10 Moscow time, the scientists began investigating the physical and chemical processes of the water column using a CTD-rosette. The CTD-rosette is a device that allows the sampling of seawater at […]

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Day 3

69.79° North, 33.59° East – Sunny and calm sea Setting up for the start of scientific operations On 5 and 6 August, laboratory space was distributed to the different groups according to their scientific needs. The expedition members then accessed the equipment brought on board the Akademik Tryoshnikov from Germany […]

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Day 2

69.97° North, 33.82° East – Cloudy and calm sea Flashback The preparation for the Arctic Century expedition already started months ago. Two containers with scientific equipment were sent from Switzerland to Kiel in order to be loaded onto the Akademik Tryoshnikov. The research vessel arrived in Kiel on 22 July […]

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