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While working in the office, lab and especially out in the field, WSL researchers make a lot of quirky, remarkable or funny experiences. In our 'Logbook' blog they will post sporadic reports on their experiences. Blog posts reflect the personal opinions of their authors.

 

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08.06.2020

Leg 3 of MOSAiC takes 3 months longer than planned. The WSL remote sensing installation threatened by ice crack finally allows good data collection.

29.04.2020

For one month, tree-ring scientists braved the harsh conditions of Northern Siberia to find old wood. Patrick Fonti is taking us along on the trip.

21.04.2020

Light, landscape and people lift the spirits of SLF doctoral student Amy Macfarlane, who has to stay in the Arctic for a while longer. More on the blog.

20.04.2020

Yann Vitasse painted the buds of saplings for an experiment on leaf emergence in spring. He explains why in the blog.

26.02.2020

The second leg of the MOSAiC expedition is drawing to a close: important measurements have been taken and the light is slowly returning. Read more in the blog.

 

19.02.2020

How to stop an arctic fox from chewing on cables and why you are never alone on an expedition can be read in the new blog post.

15.01.2020

Christmas and New Year made a welcome change for the scientists on board the research vessel Polarstern. Read more about this in the blog.

23.12.2019

SLF researcher Yves Bühler spends an icy night in a tent to measure snow on a glacier. Read his blog entry for more details.

13.12.2019

Researchers on the MOSAiC expedition are grappling with a number of challenges, including damage caused by a storm. But the work goes on.

14.11.2019

SLF researcher David Wagner reports on how the MOSAiC expedition team have found a suitable ice floe for their stay in the Arctic Ocean.