Propeller of Polar 5, the scientific aircraft of Alfred Wegener Institute, on its flight across Svalbard. Photo: Ralf Rochert, Alfred Wegener Institute.
Bremerhaven, Germany (SPX) Aug 26, 2010 - The extent of the sea ice in the Arctic will reach its annual minimum in September. Forecasts indicate that it will not be as low as in 2007, the year of the smallest area covered by sea ice since satellites started recording such data. Nevertheless, sea ice physicists at the Alfred Wegener Institute are concerned about the long-term equilibrium in the Arctic Ocean. They have indications t ... more