11 August 2009

The camp is preparing for the close down next week

Sverrir in the mechanical garage

Sverrir in the mechanical garage with the fittings for the backup fuel station. .

The pull out is next week so the preparations for packing down the camp has started. The mechanical equipment is maintained, the storage garage with the new additional shelves is being filled and documented and the food in the freezer documented. When we leave camp we have a full documentation of what is left in camp so we can plan for the coming season.

While the preparations are going on the drill- and science-trench continues at full speed. We expect the drilling to terminate Thursday evening at midnight and the ice core processing on Saturday. The CFA lab will terminate the processing Wednesday evening.

What we have done today:

1.Drilling with the NEEM long drill: 27.18 m. Drillers depth: 1676.07 m
2. Logging 27.61 m of core. Logging depth 1690.84 m
3. CFA analysis: 8.80 m, From 1321.50 m to 1290.85 m (bags 2331 to 2347)
4. Processing 19.8 m of core. Processing depth: 1641.20 m ( 2984 bag )
5. Finishing and closing pit sample area 2.5 km from camp
6. Backup fuel pump functional with the correct fitting
7. New shelves mounted on the second floor in the main dome
8. Making order and documenting the storage garage
9. Making order and documenting the freezer

Weather: Ice fog/ low clouds from just after midnight. The fog lifted at 10:00 and we had scattered overcast during the day. The sky cleared during the evening but ice fog started just before midnight again. Temperature between -22 to – 8° C. Wind 10 kn from SSE.

Bringing the new shelves to the main dome
Alli and Axel bringing the new shelves to the main dome. The snow penguin with eggs has been guarding the camp for the last month.

FL, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen 

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