Yet another meltlayer has formed in 20 cm depth
As testimony to the unusual warm weather since mid-July, another layer of
refrozen water has formed in the past three days.
We are a little tired of present weather. We hardly see the Sun, and when there is no fog we have thick overcast and snow/sleet showers. Everything is wet, and all cargo we now pack on heavy sleds is lying in snow drifts encased in ice.
The snow is slippery and soft and feels like walking on soap. Nevertheless, all
hands are on deck, and we accomplished a lot.
Due to melting and high wind, we again postponed the icelympics; but tomorrow competitions will resume.
What we have done today:
1. Air sampling program
2. Moved carpenter garage to new hill and turned it 135 degrees
3. Packed and documented drill trench equipment on heavy sled. ¾ done
4. Collected summer snow isotope standard, 50 liters.
Weather: -5°C to -1°C. Wind: Calm to 16 kt from SW. Overcast and snow showers all day. A short sunny spell at Noon.
FL, J.P. Steffensen