tel jetson wrote:I would think it should work in some places, but not very many. without looking into the specific case you mention, my guess is that the average annual temperature would need to be below freezing for it to work.
rode my bike through Alto Adige a couple years ago. I really want to go back for a longer stay. didn't try nearly enough alpine bitters.
Jay Angler wrote:Cloud cover vs no clouds appears to make a difference of 4-6 C in the overnight lows where I live, but we get a lot of "ocean effect" mixing in with that.
tel jetson wrote:we rode on the Via Claudio Augusta, which I believe goes through the Valsugana. I wish I had known about this.
if the average temperature is above freezing, there's got to be some mechanism that favors cooling the rocks in the winter over warming them in the summer. could be something as simple as the aspect of the slope keeping it in deep shade. the topography could make clear night skies common, which would cool the ground quickly.
I'm very curious.
T Melville wrote:Sounds like you want an artificial ice cave. I don't know how large they have to be to work, but seem to work like tel jetson mentioned above.
Also see any posts or podcasts from Paul Wheaton re: a freezer WOFATI. It's a future project, hasn't been done yet, but he's after the same goal. (And has an engineering background.)
Catherine Windrose wrote:Addressing the OP, will the root cellar be used for storing bulbs and roots, or is the intended use for keeping edibles cool, or making ice?
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