10 August 2011

A really warm and foggy day

Determining the ceiling of the clouds with a weather balloon.

As we have seen many times before the weather changes just when the flight period starts. After a long period with blue sky the weather solidly closes down on the first day with a planned mission.

The ground fog makes grooming of the 10 cm of new snow a challenge and the warm temperatures and bad visibility forces us to cancel the planned mission for today.

What we have done today:
1. Taking down 2 weatherports
2. Palletizing the UAV equipment
3. Sealing the Dome
4. Preparing the science trench for overwinter
5. Packing boxes in the drill trench

Weather: Overcast, temp. -5°C to -3°C, wind 4 to 16 knots from SW turning to NW.

FL, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen

Sun peeping through the ground fog while grooming.

Weather balloon flying up towards the clouds.


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