1 August 2011

A good start of the last science week at NEEM

Dome sledge builders tanning in the sunny and cold weather.

August already! It is time to finish all projects and start thinking about packing down. There is still a way to go.

The traverse team finished the B26 ice core during the night between 1st and 2nd August. One more to go!

The AWI drill is ready to produce a 100m ice core. Still a way to go….

The big movement of the dome on the sledge is getting close. Today the first part of the snow ramp was prepared and Sverrir hopes to finish the ramp tomorrow. The open space between the sledge and the dome is being closed with plywood…

Yes, camp will be VERY busy the next 14 days.

What we have done today:
1. Monitoring of water vapor
2. Japanese aerosol station monitoring
3. Processed the B26 ice core to the depth 17.5 m
4. Traverse to B26 and finalized the ice core at a depth of 30 m
5. AWI drill tuned and ready for production of 100m 4 inch ice core
6. Closing the open space between dome sledge and dome with plywood
7. Grooming tracks on skiway for UAV
8. UAV missions not possible due to too high ski to snow friction
9. Moving snow with Pisten Bully to prepare a ramp with a slope of 6 deg
    for the Dome

Weather: Blue sky, temp. -12°C to -5°C, wind 4 to 18 knots from S.

FL, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen

Preparing the ramp for the dome move.
Preparing the ramp for the dome move.

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