Biggest ever Arctic expedition returns with tales of 'dying ice'
This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the ice-monitoring satellite. There’s “On This Day”, a special salute to teachers, “Ollia’s Happy Moment”, great music, and of course, the new quiz question. Just click on the “Audio” arrow above and enjoy!
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This week’s quiz: On 17 October, I asked you a question about the data collected by the scientists on the MOSAiC mission - a year-long scientific expedition to the Arctic. RFI English journalist Amanda Morrow wrote an article that week called “Biggest ever Arctic expedition returns with tales of 'dying ice’ ”; the purpose of the expedition was to carry out, as Amanda wrote: “experiments on the surrounding ecosystem in a quest to assess the impact of climate change and the loss of polar ice.”
The data the team collected will be invaluable for the next generation of satellite missions, one which is planned for 2027. And that was your question. You were to write in with the name of the European ice-monitoring satellite which is planned to launch in 2027.
The answer is: The CRISTAL ice-monitoring satellite.
The winners are: Abu Sayed, the president of the Online RFI DX Club in Rajshahi, Bangladesh, and two RFI Listener Club members: Ms Dipita Chakrabarty from New Delhi, India, and Howard Barnett, from Northampton, England.
Rounding out the list of lucky winners this week are Miss Maria Kiran, a member of the Sungat Radio Listeners Club in Muzafargarh, Pakistan, and faithful listener Sunil Dhungana from Kathmandu, Nepal.
Here’s the music you heard on this week’s program: Fantasy in G minor for Cello and Piano by Fanny Mendelssohn; “Sounds of the Artic” edited by Trya Orgill; “The Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov; “Samba d’Orpheu” by Luiz Bonfà, performed by Paul Desmond, and “If I Had You” by Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, and Ted Shapiro, sung by Queen Latifah.
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