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Arctic expedition to Research’epicentre of climate change’

Last updated on September 20, 2019

TROMSO, Norway (Reuters) — Researchers from 19 nations are getting ready to set out on a yearlong trip into the Arctic, the longest job of its type, to understand global climate change.

The icebreaker Polarstern is preparing to set sail from Tromsoe in northern Norway, permitting countless rotating researchers to devote another year near the north pole.

The expedition, called Mosaic, is your very first chance scientists have needed to examine the Arctic during the winter season since it’s lacked necessary icebreaker gear.

“We do not know the climate system at the Arctic well since we’ve been there in winter months,” Rex said.

The scientists will for the first time be in a position to discover the crucial climate processes in the central Arctic year-round, in the expectation they’ll have the ability to create stronger climate forecasts in the long run.

“Up to now the climate units all have to suppose marginally about how these procedures function in the central Arctic,” Rex said.