August 5, 2022

A very grey day

Volleyball on a grey day.

The season is getting to an end and we are planning for the close down of the science and drill trenches. It is a strange feeling to close down when all is going so well. It has been a fabulous success drilling more than 200 m and as a result the team in the science trench has been very busy catching up and have made new processing records each day. We will reach all goals. Hip hip hurra 😊

What we did today:

  1. Four drill runs from Thursday 7 pm to Friday 7 pm. Logger’s depth at 7 pm: 2409.98 m. Logged core: 8.95 m.
  2. Processing in science trench. Last bag packed: 4321: Production: 29.70 m.
  3. Pit samples for mercury taken to a depth of 4 m.
  4. Preparing optical cables for the borehole logging event.
  5. Logging of the 140 m deep S3 shallow borehole with the DK thermistor probe.
  6. Cleaning on the surface and in the concert hall.

Ad.1: Four runs were made today with the AWI drill barrels. The first two runs did not produce long cores, but changing to the drill head used this year at EGRIP cores of 3.5 m were produced. In conclusion the EGRIP and AWI systems are compatible and the AWI barrels and chip chamber work.

21 in camp (since July 26th)

Weather today: Full overcast with low clouds all day. Wind 2-9 kn from SW veering to NW. Temperatures between -6 and -9°C.

FL, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen