A day of digging
GLISN solarpanel D-frames under construction
Again a very warm day with no hope for efficient Skier missions. After weather reports from 4 am to 6 am local we decided to cancel the mission for the next 24 hours. Work peace settled and the departing 2 PAX Christopher and Gideon was enrolled in the GLISN work force digging holes for the solar panel D-frame legs.
Today was also the big day where we started the project of mounting a huge sledge under the main Dome. As always the first to do is to remove snow around the Dome. It seems glaciologists always end with a shovel!
What we have done today:
1. Cancelling planed Skier mission to NEEM with ETA 0930
2. Monitoring of water vapor
3. Digging Japanese pit to 5.5 m
4. Mounting and placing solar panels on D-frames for the GLISN project
5. Setting up GLISN GPS station with satellite link
6. Removing ice and snow around the Dome
Weather: overcast clearing to sun, -12 °C to -4 °C, Wind 4 to 15 knots turning from N to SE
FL, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen
Frogs in the holes … Drilling the holes for the legs of the solar panels D-frames
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