Missen (singular: misse) are small, shallow, forest bogs in pine (Pinus sylvestris)-dominated woods that form on crests, saddles, hollows or plateaus in the hills or mountains. They only have a thin layer of peat of between 30 and 100 centimetres thick. The term misse is local to the Northern Black Forest and also surfaces as Miß, Müsse or Müß. These names probably derive from the German Moos ("moss") because peat mosses (Sphagnum) play a key role in their development. Due to the poor tree growth associated with them, however, it could also stand for mies ("bad").

Missen are most common on plateaus where the precipitation is heavy and the drainage is poor. But event silted-up tarns and shallow tarn soils may have missen on their hillsides (Hillside or swamp bogs). Floristically and depending on location, missen may transition into raised bogs, whereby ombrotrophes, i.e. areas exclusively fed by rainwater, (initially) are formed, albeit they only have a small surface area.


Missen are formed on base-poor soils that have a tendency to become waterlogged. In addition, other climatic factors such as high levels of precipitation, a relatively short vegetation period and a cool, moist, montane climate are basic pre-requisites. Human exploitation may also favour the emergence of missen. The introduction of stall feeding in the 19th century forced forest farmers to use the ground vegetation as bedding. On poor bunter sandstone soils raw humus is laid down as a result of the constant removal of nutrients. The blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), an indicator of acidicism, becomes the dominant type of dwarf shrub. Moor grass (Molinia caerulea, M. arundinacea) colonises the shore areas in dense tussocks.


  • Landesanstalt für Umweltschutz Baden Württemberg: Beiheft No.73, "Verbreitung der Missen, Missen im Landkreis Calw", Karlsruhe, 1993, ISSN 0342-6858
  • Volker Späth, Institut für Landschaftsökologie und Naturschutz, Bühl: Heft Nr.3 "Nationalparkvorschlag Nordschwarzwald", 1992, ISSN 0934-1277
1993–94 Belgian First Division

R.S.C. Anderlecht won the title of the 1993/94 season.

1997–98 Dundee United F.C. season

United finished the Scottish Premier Division 1997–98 season in 7th place with 37 points, in the final season before the revamped SPL. Despite finishing 3rd in the previous season, 7th would be the club's best finish for the next six years.

The domestic cup campaigns brought defeats by Celtic: a quarter-final defeat in the Tennent's Scottish Cup and a disappointing 3–0 defeat in the Coca-Cola Cup final. In the UEFA Cup, United exited in the 1st round to Trabzonspor.

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"Blåveispiken" is a Norwegian song with lyrics by Arne Paasche Aasen, and melody by Kurt Foss and Reidar Bøe. Foss and Bøe recorded the song in 1950. The record was a great success, and sold 100,000 items. The song was a popular hit in Norwegian radio in the 1950s.The lyrics centers on the narrator on one of his regular walks when he stayed with his friends at Tyrihauen, Røyse. He wrote the song to the daughter, Mette-Lise (Misse) Lamer Who was five years old. She offers him a bunch of liverwort flowers which she just has gathered.

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Ebony Shoe

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ExPRESS Logistics Carrier

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John Misse

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Karin Nellemose

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