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2010-08-20 09:53:38

Scientists have indications that the mass of sea ice is dwindling because its thickness is declining.

2010-07-29 17:01:42

Autonomous underwater vehicle of the Alfred Wegener Institute dives under the Arctic ice for the first time.

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2010-06-24 14:01:31

Researchers from German Alfred Wegener Institute and KlimaCampus present forecasts on September minimum.

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2010-05-09 07:31:35

Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute present first results of a new measurement method in Antarctica.

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2008-10-31 11:34:47

Researchers in Germany and Canada reported on Thursday that climate change could effect the global food chain by supporting animals with short life spans rather than their larger long-lived predators.

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2008-08-28 10:10:00

Following last summer's record minimum ice cover in the Arctic, current observations from ESA's Envisat satellite suggest that the extent of polar sea-ice may again shrink to a level very close to that of last year.

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2008-08-11 10:45:00

The German Research Vessel Polarstern had to prove its ice breaking capabilities in Arctic waters to gain data on two series of long-term research measurements.

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2008-04-21 09:00:00

The Antarctic deep sea gets colder, which might stimulate the circulation of the oceanic water masses.

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2008-02-05 12:50:00

Federal research minister aboard the research icebreaker Polarstern

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2007-01-24 09:34:04

Under the former Larsen ice shelf east of the Antarctic Peninsula, deep-sea sea cucumbers and stalked feather stars were ubiquitously found in shallow waters. These animals usually inhabit far greater water depths.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.