MOSAiC Expedition Featured in National Geographic

 
Published: 23 November 2021
Wearing a headlamp, Esther Horvath poses in twilight for a portrait during the MOSAiC expedition.
Photographer Esther Horvath shared her account of the 2019–2020 Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAIC) expedition with National Geographic. Horvath was on the first leg of the expedition. Photo is by Jakob Stark, Alfred Wegener Institute (CC-BY 4.0).

The October 2021 issue of National Geographic included a first-person account of the 2019–2020 Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) expedition.

From left, Matthew Shupe, Marcel Nicolaus, and Markus Rex stand on the ice floe where research took place during the 2019–2020 Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) expedition.
This photo by Horvath captures, from left, Matthew Shupe, Marcel Nicolaus, and Markus Rex standing on the ice floe where research took place during MOSAiC. Shupe was the expedition co-coordinator and the principal investigator for the MOSAiC ARM Mobile Facility deployment. Nicolaus was the co-cruise leader for the first leg, and Rex was the expedition leader. Photo is by Horvath, Alfred Wegener Institute (CC-BY 4.0).

Documentary photographer Esther Horvath, who accompanied researchers and support personnel on the first leg of the expedition, shared her MOSAiC experience with National Geographic.

Horvath is a photographer for the Alfred Wegener Institute, which led the MOSAiC expedition from September 2019 to October 2020. The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility provided more than 50 instruments for MOSAiC.

The article is also available on the National Geographic website. (You must be a subscriber to access the article.)

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ARM is a DOE Office of Science user facility operated by nine DOE national laboratories.