New Episode of The IcePod ❄ "The Weather Man" with Robert Hausen (German Weather Service)
For the seventh episode of The IcePod, we met
with Robert Hausen who works as a forecaster for the German Weather
Service (DWD) and joined leg 3 of the MOSAiC expedition.
Robert was a kid, he always waited for the snow to fall and grew up
wondering about all kinds of weather phenomena. And this is where he
ended up: Polarstern. MOSAiC has been his first Arctic cruise while
Robert usually sails the Antarctic seas. This actually qualified him to
take part in the coldest leg that MOSAiC could offer its participants.
of his job aboard Polarstern was to inform people every day at 8 am
about how the weather will be like that day. For that, Robert had to
look at different weather forecasts and choose the one that fits the
best to ... well, we're not telling you but go listen to the episode!
he was rewarded with a helicopter flight across the Arctic sea ice.
This might have also consoled him for not being able to be back in
Germany for his daughter's birthday end of April – leg 3 of MOSAiC was
also the longest leg due to the rearrangements caused by the Corona
pandemic. Another highlight for him was the crusted lamb that was served
to the science team and crew on Easter Sunday. With Robert, we debunk
some weather myths: Sheepy clouds don't actually bring rain, and red
skies are not always foreteller of good weather.
--- The IcePod is the podcast about polar science and the
people. We’ll talk to scientists who went on board Polarstern, the
German research icebreaker, for the biggest research expedition in the
Arctic. It is produced in collaboration with the Alfred Wegener
Institute and Radio Weser.TV where the full episode with music will be
played at www.medialabnord.de/radio-livestream/. For dates check back with [hidden email].
Editorial responsibility: Kirstin Werner and Sara Pasqualetto
--------------------------------------------- Dr. Kirstin Werner Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) International Coordination Office Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research Bussestrasse 24 D-27570 Bremerhaven Germany