20 July 2011

D-Day for the Dome Sledge Project

Planning and counting for Dome Sledge

The day has come where Alli, Villi, Sepp, Gunnar and Sverrir mounts the first panels of the ring of fifteen panel that form a ring around the Dome legs. The panels each weigh over 200 kg and we have a box with 800 bolts for the project. Really a ‘big toy’ project. The project is eagerly followed by all in camp and in the dome the removed snow and plywood panels allow the dome to sway slightly.

What we have done today:
1.  Monitoring of water vapor
2.  Mounting Japanese aerosol station
3.  Sampling Japanese pit to 5.5 m
4.  Working on the GLISN project
5.  Arranging CReSIS UAV and equipment in the carpenters garage
6.  Mounting the first of the 15 panels in the ring around the Dome
7.  Logging deep borehole
8.  Repairing winch motor system on 3 inch shallow drill
9.  Arranging fresh food in the food tent

Weather: Clearing to blue sky, Temp. -17 °C to -5 °C, wind 8 to 16 knots from S changing to WSW

FL, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen

Placing the first of the 15 panels forming the Dome ring

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