Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Measuring-Ice-Thickness-in-the-Arctic-27MZIFLMS30J.htmlConceptually similarMeasuring Ice Thickness in the ArcticGP01ZYHCompleted★★★★★★Measuring Ice Thickness in the ArcticGP01UCJCompleted★★★★★★Measuring Ice Thickness in the ArcticGP01ZZACompleted★★★★Sea Ice Research in the ArcticGP01UO0Completed★★★★★★Measuring Ice Thickness in the ArcticGP01ZYICompleted★★★★Setting Anchor in the ArcticGP01ZYWCompleted★★★★Measuring Ice Thickness in the ArcticGP01ZZDCompleted★★★★Measuring Ice Thickness in the ArcticGP01ZZECompleted★★★★Measuring Ice Thickness in the ArcticGP01ZZ9Completed★★★★View AllGP01ZYJMeasuring Ice Thickness in the ArcticThe IMB or 'Ice Mass-Balance Buoy' is inserted into a hole in an ice floe and records the thickness and melt rate by electrical conductivity contacts placed in an array through the hole. The device has the capability to upload ice thickness data via Iridium phone and to be programmed via the same link. Greenpeace is in the Arctic, with a team of scientists researching the effects of climate change on fast depleting sea ice.Locations:Fram StraitDate:15 Sep, 2009Credit:© Nick Cobbing / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Educational and research equipment-Ice-KWCI (GPI)-Measuring tools-MY Arctic Sunrise-Outdoors-Peace dove-Rainbow symbol-Research-Science-ScientistsShoot:Sea Ice Research in the ArcticIn summer 2009, the MY Arctic Sunrise sails to the Arctic to document the dire effects climate change has on one of the most fragile environments in the world. Independent scientists use the ship, helicopter, boats and assistance of the crew, to collect data and research the impacts of climate change. During this third section of the three-part tour, the ship travels to Fram Strait and seas to the east of Greenland and north-west of the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard to research the effects of climate change on fast depleting sea ice. That year (2009) the summer sea ice minimum was reported to be the third lowest on record. The depletion of Arctic sea ice has serious implications for many reasons. Loss of sea ice creates a positive feedback effect, when the darker ocean surface is exposed it absorbs more heat, melting the surrounding ice further. The loss of ice also threatens vulnerable species likes polar bears who depend on multi year ice to hunt for seals; their primary food source.