- Field Sites
Earlier this week, Peng, Albin, Kathi and Georg were at Monte Bondone to set up the first grassland advection experiment. The pictures below show some impressions of the field work and setup; here a short fun movie can be found.
We have been attending the Mountains under Watch 2013 conference in Bard (Valle d’Aosta, Italy) 20-22 February 2013. Georg gave a keynote lecture on “Effects of global changes on mountain ecosystems” (watch video (external link) recorded by Greg Greenwood from MRI) and Albin a talk on “As simple as possible, but not simpler than that: An efficient soil water content model for broad ecological applications”.
Georg spent a week in Aosta Valley, Italy, studying CO2 advection at the subalpine grassland site Torgnon together with Marta Galvagno and colleagues from ARPA Valle d’Aosta. The pictures show the study site in the fading light of day and the prominent peak of Matterhorn (Cervino) across the border to Switzerland. The video shows an attempt to visualise nighttime downslope flows using a fog machine (usually used for parties ….).
There is a lot to write news about, so let’s start at the beginning:
Stefanie Hörbst and Felix Spielmann did measurements as part of a course at the University of Innsbruck comparing air temperatures in urban and rural environments. They had the opportunity to explain their work to a wider audience during their appearance in the Tirol Heute weather forecast. Here are some pics, and there’s even a video.