Today we received an LC-130 flight. – University of Copenhagen

17 May 2018

 Thursday, 17th of May 2018

AWI Basler radar team poses in front of the Basler. Lukas, Daniela, Tobias and John.

Today we received an LC-130 flight.


Weather was good, and today we received a Hercules plane from Kangerlussuaq. We had the first crew exchange of the season. We say goodbye to Tobias, Hans Christian, Bruno, Karl Emil and John, and hello to Lydia, Steffen, Bent, Valerie, Richard, Bruce, Eliza, Jens Jakob and Ilka. Getting new members settled and unpacking arriving cargo took most of the day. In the afternoon, a technical issue was discovered on the Basler. This issue is best fixed in Kangerlussuaq, so it was decided to terminate the radar program. Luckily, the program is almost completed anyway, and the scientists have acquired a lot of good data. Now, part of the radar equipment will be removed from the plane and sent to Kangerlussuaq by LC-130 next week. The Basler and crew will also fly to Kangerlussuaq next week.

What we did today:

  1. Receiving Skier 41 with equipment, supplies and new members of EGRIP crew.
  2. Unpacking and distributing cargo.
  3. German Basler flew one 3 hour survey flight. This was the last of the season.
  4. Testing new defrost cycle of logging cabin.
  5. Work in internet issues and Doppler radar software.
  6. Water vapour sampling and measuring.
  7. Surface snow sampling.


Weather: Fine day with fog in the morning and at night. Temp. -19 °C to -29 °C.  Wind: 8 kt from SW.
Visibility: Unrestricted.

FL, J.P. Steffensen

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