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Cold Weather Welcomed by Sea-Ice Facility

January 21, 2013 1:36 PM | News

Researchers at the University of Manitoba are welcoming the chilly temperatures this week. Why? It’s perfect for their Sea-ice Environmental Research Facility (SERF).

“There are a lot of brave people working outside at the facility right now because it’s just wonderful conditions for us to conduct our research,” said Feiyue Wang, a lead scientist at SERF and a professor in the U of M’s department of environment and geography, and department of chemistry.

The unique laboratory opened last February and is made up of a large, outdoor, saltwater pond with sophisticated devices that monitor the pond’s sea ice formation. By “growing” sea ice under controlled conditions, scientists better understand how sea ice forms and melts on polar oceans, and gain insight into the processes that regulate the exchange of molecules between the ocean and atmosphere.

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