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SLF researchers experience a lot in the course of the work they do in the office, lab and especially out in the field. In the 'Logbook' blog they will post sporadic reports on these experiences.

 

Sometimes SLF and WSL researchers and technicians plan exciting experiments and expeditions in a bid to obtain new findings. Examples include collecting snow samples in the Antarctic, gathering driftwood in Greenland, transferring soil with all the plants growing in it from a mountainside down into a valley to simulate climate change, or filming large concrete boulders deliberately set rolling downhill. While we publish the results of this work online, in our magazine DIAGONAL and in scientific publications, up to now friends and relatives were the only people to share researchers' experiences.

In the 'Logbook' blog, speaking from their own personal perspective, researchers will say what they experienced during their experiments near or far, talking about anything from difficulties with their sophisticated electronics or the food on offer at the Antarctic research station. These blog posts are not scientific per se, but help to cast light on what research entails: creativity, passion, patience and massive effort.

Blog posts reflect the personal opinions of their authors.

 

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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.

06.11.2019

How do you get 150 kg of measuring equipment up to a high altitude test site? Geophysicist Jacopo Boaga tells you about it in his blog post.

23.10.2019

SLF researcher Yves Bühler is fascinated by New Zealand's natural environment – especially its spectacular avalanches. Read more in the blog.

23.09.2019

In his blog post, SLF botanist Christian Rixen explains how he reached the Samoylov research station despite his luggage being lost.

28.08.2019

Golden beaches and unheated student accommodation: SLF researcher Yves Bühler reports on his research trip to New Zealand in our blog.

30.07.2019

Researchers from WSL and SLF are now blogging about what they experience during field work. A snow researcher starts the blog off on a "wrong track".