Tag Archives: Snow

Winter to summer

Winter is here in Belgium, bringing gusts of frost, snow and icy rain that make for cold noses and toes. With all that cold, I am getting pretty ‘warmed up’ about our upcoming fieldwork trip to South America. Next week, … Continue reading

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Growing database

We have been receiving a lot of early Christmas gifts lately. 2608 in total, more precisely, from a mind-boggling 22 different countries across the world. That is the current status of our SoilTemp-database: 2608 unique temperature loggers, many of them … Continue reading

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The season of anticipation

We passed that time of year again. That moment just before spring breaks loose, when king winter gives you one last wack around the ears before hurrying back to its royal halls above the polar circle. We had a serious … Continue reading

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Wave out the year

Take a step back. Wave out the year. Cherish your treasures. Take your time for it… Soon, there will be a new year, with plenty of new possibilities. But for now, it’s Christmas! Now we can just be happy with what … Continue reading

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Barbeque is not on the menu

 With autumn well on its way in the Northern Hemisphere, this is a perfect time to share one of our autumn field stories from the top of the world: Lapland. Hurry inside and grab your warmest blanket, this story is … Continue reading

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Defeated

Like the fellowship of the ring trying to cross the Redhorn Pass, where Saruman sent a snowstorm to throw them back, that’s how we felt today. Our personal Mount Caradras was the Laktatjakka valley, the valley of doom, where a … Continue reading

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Lessons from history

The Celts had been there. The Romans. Napoleon III. Soldiers had built stairs there for the German emperor. Century after century, people had climbed Le Grand Donon to overlook the world. It had made for a mythical place, one where … Continue reading

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