Marooned: Researchers Will Freeze Their Ship into Arctic Ocean Ice for a Year
Scientists setting sail to the North Pole will become stranded in slowly migrating sea ice to investigate climate change Via Scientific American
Every autumn the Arctic undergoes a radical metamorphosis. As the sun dips below the horizon one last time—not to rise again until spring—the icy seascape darkens, the temperatures plummet, and the sea ice swells into a brutal fortress, so thick that no icebreaker can penetrate it. Research vessels flee south, desperate to avoid getting trapped during the fearsome season. But this year scientists—and a few lucky journalists, including me—will dare to do just the opposite.
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