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So far, the expedition and scientists are seeing the Arctic ice thawing faster than anticipated, but other scientists aren’t so sure.
“It looks like we’ve probably hit the ice pack, but not바카라사이트 that there’s a break,” said James Hansen, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. “The question we have to ask is, do the scientists really have any idea where we’re at and if we’re there long enough for the winter to come? … the longer they wai진주출장안마t, the more we become dependent on them and the more we forget what we’re being measured and compared to.”
The team of five, led by Michael Halpern, a research scientist for the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo., plans to continue the long summer freeze for nearly four more months. The research would help answer what to do next, Halpern said, “because we’re basically running out of time. It’s a little late, and what’s more, there’s been no real change in temperatures in the area we’re monitoring. I’m not sure why.”
Halpern, who has spent three weeks hiking up Everest’s East Col—where the ice has thawed—and another six weeks on the west face of Tuk Tuk, estimates he can observe the Antarctic in about six months. The long summer will require further research, he said. “It’s not like the ice sheets of North America had this massive release of ice,” he said.
NASA did not respond to a request for comment.