See you – Takuss!

Altogether, our INTERACT-trip to Arctic Station was very successful. Thanks a lot to everybody who made this become possible! We managed to obtain the targeted samples and moreover had very nice impressions of the unique nature around Disko Bay. The overwhelming impressions I got certainly made appetite for a revisit. Consequently, I am curious to […]

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12th of August – boat-trip back to Ilulissat

The day we left from Qeqertarsuaq the sun came back. The nice weather and calm sea made our boat-trip back to Ilulissat almost feel like a touristic trip. We passed several small villages, spotted a group of humpback whales, and finally sailed through the vast ice-berg field of Kangia. A group of humpback whales in […]

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10th of August – field-work accomplished

The weather steadily improved, so that we managed to accomplish our field-work – the last 20 control shrubs on the little plateau. Since we still had one day left for post-processing these samples and the weather forecast predicted rain for Saturday 11th, we decided to use the remaining few hours with sunshine to inspect another […]

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8th of August – field-work in the rain

Unfortunately, the rain continued on our first day with actual field-work. Nevertheless, we managed to sample each the longest stem of altogether forty willow dwarf-shrubs, i.e. half of our scheduled sample size. Soaked by the rain, we finally came back to Arctic station. I felt as cold as one of the many ice-bergs which were […]

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7th of August – Inspection of potential field-sites

After slowly getting settled at Artic Station (the scientific research station within the INTERACT network), we started exploring the environment for potential field-sites. Our task was to identify 80 suitable dwarf-shrubs which fulfill specific conditions. That is, the main research question within our proposal relates to homothermic springs, which provide 7-8 °C warm groundwater all […]

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