Ice voyage chasing secrets of global climate

January 9, 2015 5:49 AM

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Ice voyage chasing secrets of global climate

“Lance” sailed out from Tromsø on Wednesday and will for the next few days cross the Barents Sea heading towards 83° North of Nordaustlandet of the Svalbard Archipelago.

After freezing in to the ice, the Polar Institute predicts that “Lance” will drift in a southwest direction. The actual drift trajectory and speed are impossible to predict in detail, but the ice-researchers on board believe they probably will be freed from the ice in mid spring.

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