Sunset – University of Copenhagen

21 August 2018

 Tuesday 21st of August 2018

 Sunset at EGRIP.



Sunset

We have been waiting for days for a clear sky so we could see if the sun would dip below the horizon. Tonight was the night were all from camp was out around 22:30 observing the sun disappear below the horizon. The light on the surface was just amazing. We all enjoyed the beauty in the evening -22 ºC temperatures.

What we did today

  1. Removed the snow melter
  2. Disconncted and moved the Generator to a winterhill
  3. Connected the backup generator and placed a bastu in the dome for heating
  4. Took down the last two weather ports
  5. Moved all nine weatherport onto sledges and moved them to the winterhills
  6. Moved the timber and storage sledges to the winterhills
  7. Documented and organized cooks freezer
  8. Groomed camp area
  9. Built the Alabama radar pallet

Weather: Overcast with snowfall most of the day, broken clouds in the evening. Temperatures between -26 ºC and -12 ºC. Wind 4 kt, direction 50T turning to 240T during the evening.

Camp population: 13

 

FL, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen