June 3, 2019
Maaike and Silje just back from a 50 km skidoo drive from MAGPIE station.
The deep drilling started out well with two perfect runs in the morning. Unfortunately, the core barrel was lost in the third run and fishing had to be made afternoon and evening to recover the barrel. The core barrel is still in the hole, but different ideas for recovery are being tried out.
The MAGPIE project aims at better constraining the viscosity of the mantle below Greenland from measurements of mantle conductivity. Such measurements provide important information for modelling of the isostatic rebound when Greenland ice melts. Rebound occurs today due to the ice that was lost since the glacial period and it will increase in the future with global warming and increased ice mass loss. Today the MAGPIE team of Kate (AUS), Clint (US/N), Maaike (NL) and Silje (N) went 50 km west of camp to set up a measurement station. Follow the MAGPIE project at: https://magpiegreenland.wordpress.com
What we did today:
EGRIP population is 28.
Weather: Blue sky in the morning, but overcast in the evening and poor contrast. Temp. – 13°C to -24°C. Wind: 3 kt to 7 kt from W and later NW. Clouds at 1600 ft.
FL, Anders Svensson