July 31, 2016

Timber sledge for overwintering

Nick in front of the carpenter sledge.

We are slowly preparing camp for close down August 13th. One of the first projects has been to lift all the timber to the overwintering sledge. Nick is enjoying the result. It is clear there still is a lot of timber for next year, where constructions in relation to the science trench will start.

What we have done today:

  1. Drilled EGRIP main core
  2. Resampled snow surface profile in the clean snow area
  3. GPS and Drone mission SSW of camp
  4. Sampled the EGRIP S1 pit for O18 in 2.5 cm resolution to a depth of 2.5 m
  5. Installed radios in PistenBullies
  6. Preparing missions and camp close down

Ad. 1: Drill and logging depth: 117.5 m (7 runs (run 69-75) , 8.66 m )

Weather today: overcast with high clouds. Temperatures -24°C during night to -9°C during the day and dropping to -15°C in the evening. Wind 10 kn from W in the morning decreasing to 5 kn from NW during the rest of the day.

FL, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen