Measuring CO2 in the Science Trench
A screen shot from the PICARRO CO2 and methane instrument. The CO2 concentration increases during the day when 10 scientists work in the Science Trench.
A first picture of the methane and CO2 Picarro output: the monitoring of the CO2 content in the Science Trench. The trench is a busy place in day-time, but during the night the CO2 concentration drops. In the morning it increases again when work starts. The whole camp is summing happily and we had 2 big events to celebrate today: the CFA lab finished the measurement of the ice to the depth of 601.70 m where the brittle zone starts and the drillers passed 1500 m!
What we have done today:
- Drilling with the NEEM long drill: 21.65 m. Drillers depth: 1492.13 m.
- Logging 23.10 m of core. Logging depth: 1505.81 m.
- CFA analysis: 8.80 m. Depth: 601.70 m.
- Processing 23.10 m of core. Processing depth: 1472.9 m (bag 2678).
- Continuing to improve office with storage boxes along the sides.
- Building floor for sauna in the third garage.
- Flattening the camp area for snow drifts.
Weather: A sunny day with light haze at times. Blue sky, temperature between -17°C and -7°C. Wind: 10-14 kn from SE.
FL, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen
Alli building shelves in the top office.
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