Welcome to MOSAiC Monday!
An Epic Journey Begins
The MOSAiC expedition has launched
On Friday, September 20, more than 100 experts boarded the Polarstern and are currently en route north into the Arctic. Watch a recording of the launch livestream on the CIRES Facebook page.
Plot the Polarstern
Each week we will provide you with the latitude and longitude coordinates of the Polarstern so that your students can track its journey across the Arctic in your classroom.
Download the map to plot coordinates.
Download a larger map of the Arctic for a bigger picture view of the expedition area.
Location of the Polarstern
|September 16, 2019||69.68 N||18.99 E|
|September 23, 2019||72.31 N||26.93 E|
Log MOSAiC Data
Download a MOSAiC Data Logbook to keep track of Arctic conditions over the course of the expedition.
|Date||Length of day (hrs) at location of Polarstern||Air temperature (deg C) at location of Polarstern||Arctic Sea Ice Extent (million km2)|
|September 16, 2019||13.25||High: 10 Low: 4.4||3.9|
|September 23, 2019||12.35||High: 6 Low: -1||4.1|
**Notes: We expect data to fall within the following ranges: Length of day, 0-24 hours; Temperature, -40 to 14 degrees C; Sea ice extent, 3-15 million km2
Quick Bite: Tour the Polarstern
Did you know the icebreaker Polarstern is equipped with an indoor swimming pool? Hop aboard the Polarstern for this all-access, 3D virtual tour!
#askmosaic: Ask a MOSAiC Scientist
More than 600 experts representing 19 countries are participating in the MOSAiC expedition. Throughout the year, these experts will be answering your questions! What would you like to know about the expedition? What questions do you have about the Arctic? Encourage your students to send us their questions, and keep an eye out for answers in future MOSAiC Mondays.
New to MOSAiC Monday or looking for a past edition? Check out our archives!
- Step back in time with Fridtjof Nansen and the Fram expedition
- Check in with the Polarstern