WHEN YOU VISIT THE ARCTIC, YOU EXPERIENCE THE EXTREMES OF SNOW AND ICE, AND VOLCANIC LANDSCAPES, AND DRINK THE CLEANEST WATER EVER. YOU WANT TO PRESERVE IT. AND TO DISCOVER MORE.
Welcome to the BLACK-blog! This is the story behind the blog.
We’re Arctic researchers. We have explored, and have instruments to measure, in the Arctic and Antarctic, as well as in cold climate high-altitude places, and we have published our research results and defended our Thesis, we have given talks and organized meetings, but this will be our first time to blog our Arctic field work.
And we want to help you feel like an explorer, too.
If you’d love to experience the nature of Faroe Islands, as well as Iceland and Scotland, and stories behind, from a researcher point of view, you will discover it here, in this blog of “Black & Snowy Stories of Three Islands by Outi Meinander”. You will also experience the planning and conducting research, and the science questions related to the work on snow and the climatically significant dark particles of black carbon, organic carbon and volcanic dust. The stations we will visit, will include Faroe Islands Nature Investigation FINI, Iceland’s Sudurnes Science and Learning Center, and UK Environmental Change Network’s ECN Cairngorms, Scotland.
This Arctic Research Blog got started thanks to the EU-Interact H2020 project, where the project proposal on “Black Carbon in snow and water (BLACK)” got accepted, and thereafter this blog was a natural follow-up.
This blog is about us sharing our experiences with you! You can follow the “Black & Snowy Stories of Three Islands” by either picking your favorite topic only, or you can read the stories in the order they are being posted – both will work just fine!
The posts so far include:
- Welcome to join the Black and Snowy Stories from Faroe, Iceland and Scotland (June 26, 2018) (and prior to this first post, an INTERACT introduction page of “About INTERACT bloggers”)
- Here’s why and how we plan to find BLACK particles (June 27, 2018)
- About us #1: BIO of the BLACK blog (July 4, 2018)
- About us #2: our personal BIO (to appear next)