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25 June 2017

Saturday 24th  and Sunday 25th of June 2017

Skier 71 airborne above the SW part of the Skiway.

Saturday camp was busy preparing pallets for the flight scheduled for Sunday.

The bladder in the firn gas borehole came free by application of a special tool made by Steff! Saturday evening a great meal was prepared by a large number of cooks directed by Lisa. Later during the night the Dome came into resonance from the vibrations of the dance floor.
Sunday camp received Skier 71, which meant a big change in population here at EGRIP. A total of 24 camp members were going out, while 10 new members were coming into camp. Skier 71 also brought much needed fuel to camp.

What we did today:

  1. Sunday camp received Skier 71
  2. Deep drilling core length: Saturday: 3.71 m. Sunday 6.09 m.
  3. Logging depth: Saturday: 483.97 m. Sunday 490.06 m.
  4. Water isotopes: calibration.
  5. Packing down firn gas camp and bladder came to surface (!)
  6. Palletizing Swiss and firn gas equipment
  7. Water vapour, methane, aerosols, snow and boundary layer measurements
  8. Final skiway grooming to prepare for Sundays flight
  9. Launched Welsh drone from top of Dome
  10. Did AWI radar measurement 20 km SW of camp (75.474; -36.395)

Weather: Saturday: Blue sky in the morning, overcast in the afternoon, blue sky in the evening. Temperature -9 °C to -18 °C. Wind 6-14 kt from SW -> WNW -> SW. Highest winds during afternoon.  

FLs, Anders Svensson and Bo Vinther

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