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    Today's comment by Ted stated that Krumholtz are pines. In fact Krumholtz is merely a term that roughly translates as twisted wood and can be used to describe any of a number of species of trees that grow, often prostrate, at the upper limits of tree line. In the whites the dominant species within the Krumholtz are black spruce and balsam fir, neither of which is a pine. Both of these trees have extreme cold tolerance and, I believe it is the black spruce, can send out roots where branches touch the ground allowing them to grow in dense mats capable of surviving the punishing winds and extreme icing.

    -Neil

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    Default Thanks, Neil!

    When I read that I knew it needed clarification!

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    Thanks Neil,

    Completely correct, and I did a quick edit to his comment.

    I owe you an email after shift as well...good to hear from you!
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    Neil,

    It's great to see you around the forums. I met you with my son in 2006 when you gave us a tour or the Obs. You held Nin while my son stood next to you for a picture. I appreciate you bringing clarity to posts so we can understand with greater depth the beauty and reality of weather and life above tree line in the Whites.

    Steve
    Is there really any BAD weather???

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    Steve,

    I definitely recall that day!
    Looking at that picture, I think Nin must have been mad at me for plucking him off his favorite spot on the heater.

    Now that I have a job requiring many hours in front of a computer I find myself on these forums a bit more!

    -Neil

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    Neil, I think Nin should have been carrying you.

    What are you doing now?

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    hehe, I'm currently thinking of the way in which when nin would run the bouncing of his weight forced out little "meows" with each step. Ridiculous.

    Mike, I'm currently working for the Meteorology Dept. here at the Univ. of Utah. I write perl and cshell scripts to process meteorological data, insert it into databases, and then serve it to the web. Here is a link to the site:
    http:/www.met.utah.edu/mesowest

    In a few weeks I start full time as a graduate student in Meteorology; can't wait.

    Oh and I go hiking a lot and yes I'm still skiing even though it is August!

    -Neil

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    We have pearls and seashells here in NH, why did you go all the way out there?

    But seriously, we have perl and cshell scripts here in NH that need to be written, come back here. Well, I hope you are doing it artistically at least. I had a web developer friend with a t-shirt that said "code poet".

    It is 96 deg F in Boise. Must be nice.

    When you done ejukating, what are your plans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Mike, I'm currently working for the Meteorology Dept. here at the Univ. of Utah. I write perl and cshell scripts to process meteorological data, insert it into databases, and then serve it to the web. Here is a link to the site:
    http:/www.met.utah.edu/mesowest

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    The comments talk about Maine Coon and also about Marty. Is Marty a Maine Coon? The comments do not say one way or another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    The comments talk about Maine Coon and also about Marty. Is Marty a Maine Coon? The comments do not say one way or another.
    Yes, Marty is a Maine Coon.
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