There is much more snow in this sesaon. The dry site is already free of snow (to the left),
but the wet site is still covered with more than a meter snow.
You can see the poles sticking out of the snow.
Res is already measuring thye survival of individual plants, while Terra makes notes.
To the left it is a plot with ambient temperature. To the right, the plot has enhanced temperature thanks to the open top chambers.
This requires more atletics.
The site has an impressive infrastucture. All plots are surrounded by board walks, so we don't trample the tundra vegetation to much.
The open top chambers give the site an appearance of a village.
After some hours measuring, it is good to take a break in the hut.
21 June 2005 Geese arrive at the site
Every morning at 9 o'clock, the fragile team meets in UNIS to discuss the progress (left).
The snow has melted a lot at the wet site and measurements have started (right).
Maarten has caught six geese in Ny-Alesund and has flown them to Longyearbyen.
Dries and Res are installing the cages.
On the bottom left picture you can see a herd of reindeer which is frequently visiting the site.