Arctic Researchers On An Expedition To Study Shrinking Polar Ice : Short Wave Our journey continues on MOSAiC: the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate. Physicists, chemists, and biologists are all working to understand more about why Arctic ice is diminishing, and what it means for the planet. In this episode, Reporter Ravenna Koenig introduces us to some scientists, what they're studying, and life aboard a floating research center. You can find photos from her trip here. Follow Maddie Sofia on Twitter @maddie_sofia or Ravenna @vennkoenig. Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

A Polar Expedition To The Top Of The World: Part 2

A Polar Expedition To The Top Of The World: Part 2

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The German icebreaker Polarstern is moored to a piece of ice that scientists hope to drift with and study for the next year. Ravenna Koenig/NPR hide caption

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The German icebreaker Polarstern is moored to a piece of ice that scientists hope to drift with and study for the next year.

Ravenna Koenig/NPR

Our journey continues on MOSAiC: the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate. Physicists, chemists, and biologists are all working to understand more about why Arctic ice is diminishing, and what it means for the planet.

In this episode, Reporter Ravenna Koenig introduces us to some scientists, what they're studying, and life aboard a floating research center. You can find photos from her trip here.

Follow Maddie Sofia on Twitter @maddie_sofia or Ravenna @vennkoenig. Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman and edited by Viet Le.