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Research excursion to the Arctic Ocean produces new data on movement of sea ice

Research excursion to the Arctic Ocean produces new data on movement of sea ice

A near 6 month-long research excursion to the Arctic Ocean by Norwegian research vessel R/V Lance kicked off in January 2015. Researchers from the Finnish Meteorological Institute, whose main area of research was sea ice dynamics, took part in the excursion. Results based on the materials gathered on the excursion have been published in two scientific articles.

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Researcher Annu Oikkonen, annu.oikkonen@fmi.fi

Head of Unit Jari Haapala, jari.haapala@fmi.fi

Oikkonen, A., J. Haapala, M. Lensu, J. Karvonen and P. Itkin (2017). Small scale sea ice deformation during N-ICE2015: From compact pack ice to marginal ice zone, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2016JC012387.

Itkin, P., G. Spreen, B. Cheng, M.Doble, F. Girard-Ardhuin, J. Haapala, S. Hudson, N. Hughes, L. Kaleschke, M. Nicolaus and J. Wilkinson (2017), Thin ice and storms: Sea ice deformation from buoy arrays deployed during N-ICE2015, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi:10.1002/2016JC012403.


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