Winter experinece in Siberia

Fotos from the Siberian winter

Arrival with the snow plane. The research site is located in the Pine forest on the western side of the Yenisei around 63°north. In winter it is only accessible by plane or by truck via the frozen Yenisei.
Some impressions of the forest in winter

a snow-capped fallen tree

a tree which died in a bush fire some years ago...

the pine forest with 1m of fine snow. The west-side of the tree trunks is covered with snow

a more open forest in the midday sun

a ski-trip through the forest to the measuring station

the midday-sun and a small halo rainbow (right)
Some impressions of the bog in winter

the daily ski-trip to the measuring station in the bog

small pine trees in the bog

at -50°C fog condeses over the forest

solar panels in the bog to supply electricity for the meteorologic measurements. In winter a generator had to be run because sunlight was too weak.
The small village Zotino covered in snow
Ice sculptures in Krasnoyarsk