Scientists preparing to make an "ice station"

Foto | 14 september, 2011

Scientists from Cambridge University prepare to make an 'ice station' on an ice floe in the Arctic ice of the Fram Strait, near Svalbard. An ice station is a collection of tests and surveys that together tell the story of how the floe was formed, its thickness, salinity and other characteristics. Arctic wide this data contributes to the picture of sea ice in general and how much it may be shrinking in summer.