Increasing Arctic Moisture (Hajo Eicken)

Video Shot in: 2022

Dr. Hajo Eicken discusses various aspects of Arctic research, focusing on the stable isotope composition of sea ice and snow. He notes a significant shift in the local sources of moisture, indicating increased humidity in the Arctic. This change in moisture sources has implications for cloudiness, which Dr. Eicken is interested in studying. Dr. Eicken expresses excitement about upcoming research flights to examine pollution impacts on clouds and the effects of oil and gas development on Arctic processes. He highlights the transformation of the ice pack due to the loss of multi-year ice, resulting in more open water and changes in the ice pack’s composition and structure.