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Arctic bird sitting on the ground and looking to the right.

The long way home

Posted on 18 August 2014 by Lisa Mol

Well, this is it! 16 days away from home, 10 days in the field, 2 days in the lab and 1 day survival training later it’s time to go home. But I’ve deprived you from updates on the past couple of days! There’s been highs, there’s been lows, there’s been everything in between. One of
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Let’s talk about feelings

Posted on 12 August 2014 by Lisa Mol

So rather than documenting the past two days in chronological order I thought I should write a post about how fieldwork makes you feel. It is always a somewhat emotional time; you’ve worked really hard to get the research grant applications in, which is draining, then there is the tense wait on the results. Once
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A tale of two field days and a looooong hike

Posted on 10 August 2014 by Lisa Mol

Hello again! After a couple of days of just running around the field this blog is now official overdue! Oh dear. So to make up for it I’ll present you with not one, not two, but three field reports. 8/8 So. Interesting day today. After a last minute suggestion by Hanne that across the water
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It’s been a long day….

Posted on 9 August 2014 by Lisa Mol

So, I try to post every other day to make sure I have enough entertaining fieldwork tales to fill a blog. Today I planned on blogging but it’s just not going to happen. As a way of an apology, I’ll leave you with this (rough) map of today’s hike, a picture of the terrain and
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Fieldwork – the fun and games have begun

Posted on 7 August 2014 by Lisa Mol

Finally, we’ve been let loose! This also means that this post might be a bit shorter as, well, I’m really really tired and with field days running quite long I need to get to sleep before long! However, here’s a quick run down of what we’ve been up to in the past two days. Yesterday
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Greetings from the Arctic!

Posted on 5 August 2014 by Lisa Mol

So, the first official post from 78°! Here is the first post of what are hopefully many updating you on the wonderful things we get to see and do here. First of all, the journey. Well, it was long and involved a lot of hanging around in airports and biting nails at the luggage belts
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Houston, it looks like we’re ready for take-off

Posted on 2 August 2014 by Lisa Mol

Or: Why scientists can’t travel light It’s been epic already, days of preparing, packing and printing paperwork. Just in case you’ve always wondered why scientists can’t seem to travel light, here is our packing list: Laser scanner; includes the scanner, the tripod attachment, the battery, connector wire camera. ERT: including the actual IRIS device, 2
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Welcome!

Posted on 4 July 2014 by Lisa Mol

Welcome to my blog! Here you’ll find bits of information about my upcoming Arctic adventure, I’ll post as I go along to keep you up to date with what is happening and what we’re finding out there. Destination: Longyearbyen, Svalbard Mission: Set up an experiment to understand how weathering rates in the Arctic are changing.
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