ICE STATION POLARSTERN FIELD EXPERIMENT

Project Description
Ice Station POLarstern (ISPOL, http://www.ispol.de/) is a field experiment
designed to improve our understanding on the role of early summer physical and
biological atmosphere-ice-ocean interactions in the western Weddell Sea in
global processes. ISPOL involves a 50-day drift station in the western Weddell
Sea. It is a multi-national, interdisciplinary study organized by the Alfred
Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany, involving
glaciologists, biologists, oceanographers, and meteorologists from different
institutes and nations. ISPOL contributes to the goals of the international
programs in Antarctica - International Antarctic Zone Program (iAnZone,
http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/res/fac/physocean/ianzone/) and Antarctic Sea-Ice
Processes and Climate (ASPeCt, http://www.antcrc.utas.edu.au/aspect/).