7 August 2010

Hold onto your hat!

Hold onto your hat
The Davis weather station informs on high winds.

This Saturday morning at 2 am we experienced the highest winds for this season with average wind speeds of 30 kt and high wind speeds (gusts) up to 40 kt. The Davis weatherstation kindly reminds us to hold onto our hats which is also needed!

Surface work was limited and the preparations of curry dishes for Saturday night benefitted from many eager cooks. Our cook Casper had his 22 year birthday which was celebrated with a long warm sauna, advanced Meyer dicing and dancing late into the night.

No more deep drilling and logging.
Final logged depth is: 2537.36 m.
All ice processed except the brittle ice from 1027.40m to 1154.45m (bag 1869-2099).

What we have done today:
1. Measured DEP, ECM and cut stable water isotope samples of NEEM2010S2, bag
  54-119 (64.35m).
2. Prepared cargo lists for the pull out cargo.
3. Prepared the Camp Century and Dye 3 drillings.
4. Rescued outdoor toilet tents and digged small tents free.
5. Prepared Saturday night dinner.
6. Celebrated Caspers birthday.

Weather: Increasing overcast and snowfall. Temperatures between -6 °C and -5 °C. Wind 22-30 kt from SW.

FL Dorthe Dahl-Jensen

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