6 July 2010

Comfortable life

A lonesome man far away from home
Skier on the prepared trail

It is a week since the last mission to camp and the camp is falling into routine. Life is very comfortable with blue sky and low wind. Tim has used the Pisten Bully to prepare skiing and walking trail and this is much enjoyed especially in the evening after a good sauna.

Drilling: 10.26 m, drillers depth: 2396.25 m.
Logging: 16.10 m, loggers depth: 2396.25 m.
Processing: bag 1191-1232 (23.10 m), 654.50-677.60 m.
CFA: bag 3590-3621 (17.60 m), 1991.55 m.

What we have done today:
1. Drilling and core logging ice.
2. Processed deep ice cores.
3. CFA measurements.
4. Short generator maintenance.
5. Enjoyed the prepared camp trails.
6. Enlarges the holes under the outdoor toilets.

Ad. 2: The science trench has caught up with the drillers and we will use a week processing the brittle ice from the core buffer. A change from 2 bag to 3 bag systems and new boxes - quite an intelligence test! 23 m of ice processed the first day is outstanding.

Ad. 3: Discussions have started on the hack time for the packing down of the CFA lab.

Weather: Ground fog in the morning, rest of the day clear blue sky, low winds from ESE and temperatures -16 °C to -5 °C.

FL's Dorthe Dahl-Jensen and Anders Svensson

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