Weather forecasting in Polar Regions - an experience report from the MOSAiC expedition
Oliver Sievers and Jens Kieser report from the MOSAiC expedition of the German vessel Polarstern in the Arctic Sea.
Meteorologists and weather technicans from the German Meteorological Service (DWD) attended the entire MOSAiC expedition, the largest-scale Central Arctic research expedition of all time. They were responsible for permanent weather observations and daily meteorological forecasts for scientists, ship master and officers, as well as helicopter pilots. Our presentation will report about personal experiences of a meteorologist on board of the research icebreaker POLARSTERN, with the focus on the daily work of the forecaster and the importance of using satellite images in Polar Regions.