Latest Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research Stories
Polarstern, a research icebreaker, returned from the South Pacific in 2010 with a scientific treasure. The treasure, described in a recent issue of Science, consisted of ocean sediments from a previously almost unexplored part of the South Polar Sea.
Traces of large ice sheets from the Pleistocene on a seamount off the north-eastern coast of Russia have been discovered by a team of geologists and geophysicists from the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research.
Recent warming of the Greenland Sea Deep Water is about ten times higher than warming rates estimated for the global ocean.
Pile driving during construction of wind farms and the use of airguns when searching for oil and gas unavoidably result in noise pollution in the surrounding area.
According to a new study, age matters for Antarctic clams when it comes to adapting to the effects of climate change.
An international team of scientists has for the first time succeeded in creating a digital map of the entire Antarctic seafloor
Studies confirm that twice as much marine debris is lying on the seabed today compared to ten years ago
The Polarstern expedition has disconcerting news about our rapidly receding sea ice.
Why did the atmosphere contain so little carbon dioxide (CO2) during the last Ice Age 20,000 years ago?
Global warming is having an effect on the dive behavior and search for food of southern elephant seals.
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