05.10.2017 - Polarstern blog



By Andreas Muenchow, University of Delaware | Peter and I could hear the swoosh of our ocean sensors breaching the surface like a whale taking a deep breath before s/he dives down again. Only after the “swoosh” did we see the yellow, blue, and...

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Subglacial melt channel seen by TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X

Subglacial melt channel seen by TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X

Radar images of ice shelves show at some locations astonishing features – elongated structures that extend for tens to hundreds of kilometers before they fade out. Where do they come from? Radar waves get to some extent scattered by the surface. A...

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Next destination: Antarctica. #Polarstern left the port of #CapeTown today. Read more about the scientists goals here: bit.ly/2mSjeJg (fm)

Photo: Nina Machner

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The Menu of the overwintering crew at the Neumayer-Station III will be enriched by fresh vegetables. (nam)

Photo: German Aerospace Center, DLR

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19.01.2018 @AWI_de

Next destination: #Antarctica. #Polarstern hat Kapstadt verlassen und ist auf dem Weg ins Weddellmeer. Mehr zu den… t.co/2LtRbzVCLo

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RT @helmholtz_de: Das Projekt MOSES soll eine Lücke in der Erdsystemforschung schließen. Wir erklären warum. t.co/crmiHWGvtL https:…

Küstenforschung - Nahrungsnetzanalyse

Küstenforschung - Nahrungsnetzanalyse

PD Dr. Harald Asmus und Dr. Sabine Horn von der AWI-Wattenmeerstation des Alfred-Wegener-Institutes in List auf Sylt untersuchen die Nahrungsbeziehungen von Organismen verschiedener Lebensgemeinschaften im Wattenmeer der Nordsee, insbesondere in der...

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018!

Das Alfred-Wegener-Institut wünscht allen eine schöne Weihnachtszeit, frohe Festtage und einen gesunden Rutsch in das Neue Jahr 2018!


Eine gewaltige Lichtsinfonie spielte in tiefstem, feierlichen Schweigen über unseren Häuptern,

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"Klima und Ozeane"


"Klima und Ozeane"
Photo Exhibition by Solvin Zankl

When: Tu, 05.12.2017 - Fr, 25.05.2018
Where: Klimahaus
Who: Alfred Wegener Institute / more >


"Sixty-year environmental radioactivity and tracer studies in Denmark"

When: We, 24.01.2018 - We, 24.01.2018 | 14:00
Where: Alfred Wegener Institute, Lecture Hall in the Wegener House
Who: AWI, Climate Sciences Division / more >

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Führungen im Alfred-Wegener-Institut

When: Sa, 27.01.2018 - We, 05.12.2018
Where: Alfred-Wegener-Institut (Wegener-Haus)
Who: Alfred Wegener Institute / more >

AWI in the Media

World's biggest wildlife reserve planned for Antarctica in global campaign
The Guardian | 13 January 2018

Antarctica greenhouse tests crops in space
SBS News | 12 January 2018

Toxic Thaw Syndrome
Hakai magazine | 11 January 2018

Icebergs Can Be Green, Black, Striped, Even Rainbow
Scientific American | 5 January 2018

The Larsen C ice shelf break has sparked groundbreaking research
ScienceNews | 13 December 2017

Permafrost, l'autre menace climatique
Le Mond | 22 November 2017

A Year on Ice
The Atlantic | October 2017 issue