8 August 2010

Stormy Sunday

Also today the wind was strong
The storm reduces the visibility in camp.

The wind was still high today so activities where restricted to be inside buildings or in the trenches. The day began gently with a very good brunch prepared by Lizzie and Tim. In the science trench the team has become very ambitious and they managed to finish the processing of the NEEM 2010 S2 ice core. Well done!

At dinner time the storm suddenly stopped. Within few hours the wind dropped from 28 kt to 0 kt and the temperature dropped from -5°C to -25°C. Several from the camp took an evening stroll to enjoy the clearing of the sky.

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 129-183
  100.65 m).
2. Prepared cargo lists for the pull out cargo.
3. Prepared the Camp Century and Dye 3 drillings.

Weather: Overcast and blowing snow. Temperatures between -5°C  and -25°C . Wind 0-28 kt.

FL  Dorthe Dahl-Jensen


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