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Precious goods

It happened to be the hottest day of the year and warmest night since weather recordings just when our plants were loaded onto trucks and transported from NIOZ in Yerseke all the way to Hannover. NIOZ is the place where … Continue reading

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Imaginary friends

Air temperature in the flume peaked just in time for the science team to arrive for the trial run. The last instruments to be installed in the flume arrived and responsibilities and task allocations were discussed. And then we dedicated … Continue reading

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Preparing to feel the force

The heat wave in Germany is in full swing with temperatures exceeding 35 degrees at times. Yet, the FZK team continues to puts concrete blocks and gravel in place to get everything ready in time for the experiments and the … Continue reading

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Facing the challenge in person for the first time

As core members of the Hydralab+ RESIST project we met for the first time in person at the FZK’s large wave flume facility (GWK) to discuss the challenge of preparing all of our 75(!) europallet-sized sediment and plant containers to … Continue reading

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Gardening time!

With the new fresh leaves arising on the trees and flowers blooming everywhere, spring is definitely in the air. This makes the perfect time to plant our tussocks into the sediment boxes outside. The RESIST gardening team prepared the boxes … Continue reading

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Preparations are in full swing

A hard-boiled group of RESIST team members went out to the marshes this month to collect salt marsh sods that will build the foundation for the salt marsh patches we will expose to hydrodynamic forces in the flume. Frost does … Continue reading

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Do marsh plants ‘feel the force’?!?

We want to know what force the individual plants ‘feel’ when they are rocked by the backward and forward motion of the waves. In order to measure this, we attach specimen of real marsh plants to small metal holders and … Continue reading

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