In this episode, the second of a “Remote Sensing” series, we talk to Gunnar Spreen from the University of Bremen who joined leg 1 of the MOSAiC sea-ice drift. After the Moon Episode with Stefan Hendricks, we dive even deeper into how the two Space Lords, Gunnar and Stefan, use remote sensing techniques to study Arctic sea ice. Gunnar brings his expertise on sea-ice physics and how to use satellites to tell us more about the status of the (decreasing) sea ice into the MOSAiC Project Board. Listen to why Gunnar did prefer studying sea ice instead of apple trees and how he likes his eggs cooked by Polarstern’s chief cook on Thursdays and Sundays. Find out why Gunnar isn’t happy with cloud uncertainties in satellite data and with scientists not taking part often enough in public debates. In this fourth episode of The IcePod, Gunnar explains to us how do microwaves help him to figure out the season’s maximum sea-ice extent, why a carpenter is needed to help scientists fix their broken instruments, and he uncovers for us what people get as their birthday present at Polarstern and which MOSAiC team jacket he wore not only during the expedition but now and then also in his office in Bremen.
If you miss the music, find the very special playlist that Gunnar created on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6znTLn5FvVbV0iqUjixfsw?si=rnjItx6jTMSJckcdO_tMXA
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Arctic Drift Audiologbuch (in German): https://open.spotify.com/show/2f321wQiWNhIpGdi57aoRr?si=h9pA2a8BRJS4Xh-xQSM63A
The IcePod is the podcast about polar science and the people. We’ll talk to scientists who went on board Polarstern, the German research icebreaker, for the biggest research expedition in the Arctic. The IcePod is the official podcast of the Year of Polar Prediction initiative to improve weather and sea-ice forecast in the Arctic and Antarctic.
Editorial responsibility: Kirstin Werner and Sara Pasqualetto
Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Sweeter Vermouth” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
Licence: CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licences/by/4.0/)
Photo credit: Esther Horvath (Alfred Wegener Institute)