Resource Available: The IcePod Podcast Bonus Episode

14 January 2020

Resource Available
The IcePod Podcast
Bonus Episode with Stefanie Arndt

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A bonus episode of The Icepod, the official podcast for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) initiative to improve weather and sea-ice forecast in the Arctic and Antarctic, is now available.

As a contribution to the YOPP-endorsed Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) ice drift campaign, the International Coordination Office for Polar Prediction (ICO) has launched a series of podcasts entitled The IcePod. Monthly episodes will feature a scientist involved with both the YOPP and MOSAiC.

In this episode, the sea-ice scientist Stefanie Arndt from the Alfred Wegener Institute shares how she's preparing for her departure to join the MOSAiC ice camp at the end of January to lead the sea-ice team during Leg 3. Hear about how she has been trained as a polar bear guard and sort of a firefighter on the ice and why her parents would rather want her to be the "weather guy" on TV than spending more than a year in total in the polar regions. Leg 3 will be the coldest period of the expedition, and Steffi has particular preparation for that (not only her woollen underwear). But the sun is coming back at some point...

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