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Polar week, day 4! Today’s motto is ‘Macro-scale’. And what could be more macro-scale than a comparison between the two polar regions? So, here is our Arctic-vs. Antarctic list of #PolarNumbers: 91.5%/7.9% of the Earth’s frozen freshwater resources are stored in the Antarctic/Greenland ice sheet, amounting to 99.4% in total […]

Polar Week: Polar Number Challenge – Take Four


Polar week, day three. Today APECS challenged us to share our micro-scale Polar Numbers. And since we are an Arctic based research training group our knowledge about Antarctica is on a micro-scale range compared to our knowledge about the Arctic so we decided to change sides today and summarize some #PolarNumbers […]

Polar Week: Polar Number Challenge – Take Three




Hello out there! As Arctic sea ice approaches its yearly minimum, the public interest into the Arctic normally approaches its yearly maximum. This is why we want to draw your attention to this opportunity to satisfy your hopefully unsatisfiable hunger for polar knowledge: The APECS International Polar Week from September […]

Polar week coming!


One short note before you start: This article is an experiment. I describe my work using only the 1000 most commonly used words in English. You want to see more of this? Follow #SciCommChall on Twitter! You want to give it a try yourself? Use this editor: http://splasho.com/upgoer5/. By the […]

Marrying in Space



My physics teacher in high school always used to tell us to think of something warm when we were complaining about being cold. These days when you definitely not have to think of something warm to feel warm, I was wondering if this would also work the other way around, […]

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