9 June 2010

HURRAY! We reached the 2000 meter mark

Group picture at the celebration of passing the 2 km mark.

Today the NEEM ice core became member of the exclusive club of multi-kilometer ice cores, and it brings the total number of these deep ice cores in World up to eleven: Dye-3, GRIP, GISP-2, NGRIP and NEEM in Greenland and Byrd, Vostok, Dome C, Dome F, Kohnen and WAIS in Antarctica.
The impact on society and the public debate from science on these few cores has been enormous in these Global warming times. It is a proud club to join.

What we have done today:
1. Drilling and logging.
2  Processed ice cores: 42 bags, from  3460 to 3501.
3. Measuring CFA. Measured 16.5 m. CFA depth: 1568.05 m
4. Working on skiway with beam groomer and Pistenbully dozerblade.

Ad.1: Drillers report:

Drillers have now had two days in a row with production of about 20 m.
With careful cleaning of the hollow shaft, good stable runs are made. The core containing the 2000 m mark was 3.47 m long, a good sign for the coming days.

Driller’s depth 1993.00 meters.  Logging depth: 2005.30 m

Weather: Thin scattered clouds and mostly sun shine, in the evening fog.
Temp. - 15 °C  to - 4 °C , less than 3 knots from SE and E. Visibility:
unrestricted in fog down to ½ mile.

FL, J.P. Steffensen

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