One of the main issues that the Netherlands occupies every year is: Will there be an Elfstedentocht. In winter 2013-2014 many waiting back at the magic words: It pours Oan. If we believe US meteorologists, winter 2013-2014, the coldest winter in the last 100 years. If these forecasts prove correct, since 2014 Elfstedentocht could well be very close to being. When the Elfstedentocht will be held in 2014, the first since 1997 Elfstedentocht Elfstedentocht.
The Elfstedentocht is a nearly 200 km skating on natural ice through the Frisian Eleven Cities. This difficult journey is no more than once a year, driven by both recreational and competitive skiers. The Elfstdentocht originated in January 1891. During the year, Pim Mulier a skate along the eleven Frisian cities. In the following years he organized with the help of others to get the first official Eleven Cities Tour held in 1909. Although designed Pim Mulier Eleven Cross skiers and riders who know the Elfstedentocht skating outside. Since 1909, there are only 15 official Elfstedentocht organized. The 15th and last Elfstedentocht was held in 1997. The winner of the Elfstedentocht of 1997, sprouts farmer Henk Angenent was.
The Frisian Eleven Cities are:
It seemed like the Elfstedentocht was perhaps the last one was held in 1997. In particular, climate change should be sure to move the Elfstedentocht would be impossible. But the winter of 2011-2012 gave us hope again. Just seemed like luck rides to get there anyway, but Tina was just a little too early. Fortunately, climate researchers have shown that the risk of an Elfstedentocht in the coming years, it is still very great.
Everything about this research can be read in the article: Climate scientists expect an Elfstedentocht.
How thick the ice must be for the Elfstedentocht?
Despite already had some severe winters in the 21st century has been around since 1997 Elfstedentocht found no more room. The Elfstedentocht can only continue if the ice is at least fifteen centimeters thick. This thickness would return almost the entire route. To determine whether the ice meets the required thickness measuring heads rayon continuous frost least once a day, the thickness of the ice. In some cases ijstransplantaties carried out at places where the ice is still too thin. When most of the road is thick enough to hold the Elfstedentocht, the weaker places covered with wood paneling, the so-called “klúnvoorzieningen ‘. We want to get an Elfstedentocht in 2014, we will therefore be a severe frost period should be at least several weeks. it is the importance of snowfall. Too much snow can prevent the formation of ice.
Everything about the natural and the natural ice must be thick for skating can be read in the article: natural, then suffice it safe?
Forecast 2013 – 2014
Winter 2013 – 2014, according to the German and US meteorologists and weather experts, the coldest winter in the last 100 years. These predictions have been published on the basis of the results were visible on computer models of the US National Weather Service.
Harry Otten founder and meteorologist at Meteo Consult has his doubts about the predictions of the Germans and the Americans. Otten says there are no major weather models, which show that there is a very severe winter comes.Otten expects a mild winter, we get maybe with a little frost period and a few days of snow. The chance that the Elfstedentocht in the winter 2013-2014 can move looks very small, according to predictions by Harry Otten.
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Although many meteorologists based on various factors and models can reliably forecast still to predict long-term weather, see largely guesses.
Or we can ride Elfstedentocht winter 2013-2014, it also will be uncertain long time.
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