Sea ice – the arctic under climate change

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The arctic sea ice reflects the sun’s radiation back into the atmosphere, keeping the polar region cool. What will happen to sea ice as climate change continues to heat up our atmosphere? Using climate simulation, scientists have projected that the ice surface will shrink in the coming years. In reality, however, the loss of summer ice is more dramatic than calculated in the climate model. Scientist Dirk Notz has an idea how to improve climate models. He collects his data directly on floating ice floes in the arctic!

Concept: Starting point is a scientific computer simulation. The film tells the “story behind”.

Production: for Max Planck Society
Author: Nicola Wettmarshausen
Length: 6.41 min.

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