We take a sort break ... it is Saturday
Activity in the two CFA laboratories inside the snow caves under the surface. To the left are Olivia, Simon and Rob running their shift in the chemistry part, and to the right are Christopher and Vasileios monitoring the measurements of greenhouse gases and isotopes.
Many in camp need a weekend break. This week, all have been working hard and both on drilling and in the CFA laboratories people work in shifts. In the CFA laboratories it is full 24 hour operation, so the Saturday evening break is the only chance for everybody to share some time together.
Saturday night dinner was prepared Mediteranian style by Xavier, Paul and Vasileios. We enjoyed the evening together, before the working week begins again Sunday after lunch.
What we have done today:
1. Drilling and logging. In two shifts. Depth 141 m.
2. Processing NEEM deep core brittle zone, bags 1960-1974
(1077.45m – 1085.70m).
3. Measuring by CFA. Measured 14.85 m in 14 hour operation. Depth 2248.95m
4. Preparing 2nd U.S. borehole logging. Working on issues with bearings on
5. Service on heavy vehicles.
6. Several times repaired fuses and distribution boxes for electricity at
the drill site in the garage.
Drillers report: Routine drilling, drillers are slowly adapting to the different working conditions associated with wet drilling.
Ad.4: The temperature at the bottom of the deep borehole is -3.56 C. Near bottom gradient is 28 mK/m.
Weather: Scattered high and medium high clouds all day. Temp. - 16 °C to -
23 °C, 4 – calm - 10 knots from W later S. Visibility unrestricted, sometimes slight haze.
FL, J.P. Steffensen
The Pistenbully for service. A service trench has been made in the snow. All oil and spill is collected and sent to Kangerlussuaq of course.
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