July 19, 2016

The first deep ice core

The camp watching the first ice core being drilled at the EGRIP deep ice core site.

Today we reach the great day where Steff and Trevor drilled the first ice core and this was celebrated by the whole camp including the Tällberg group and the Bill Nye group. Great to get so much attention.
The startup went really well, the first cores were logged and packed in plastic bags in foam boxes to be stored at EGRIP as the majority of the EGRIP Steering Committee has recommended.

What have we done today:

  1. Drilling and logging the EGRIP ice core
  2. Bill Nye filming all over
  3. Tällberg dialog
  4. Resampled snow surface profile in the clean snow area
  5. Maintainance of PistenBullies
  6. Set up of the French P-RES

Ad. 1: Start depth at the base of the inclined trench: 13.75 m (top of bag 26), 4 runs, 6.19 m of core; Logging depth: 19.94 m

Weather today: Overcast in the morning, clearing to scattered clouds in the afternoon. Temperatures: -20°C shortly during night increasing to -6°C during the afternoon and evening. Wind 5kn from W increasing to 10 kn from SW.

FL, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen

Steff drills the first ice core.