1 August 2017
Tuesday 1st of August 2017

Image of the EGRIP camp from the drone.

Drone pictures of camp

One of the benefits of drone programs is the nice overview pictures of camp. The image shows most of the layout of the camp including the Dome,  red sleeping weatherports, the bigger red garages, the yellow tent camp consisting of both sleeping tents and surface science equipment. The drill and science trenches are subsurface and can only be identified by the slightly elevated surface and the yellow/white entrance tents. Thanks to Marie and Aslak for the image.

What we did today:

  1. Deep drilling core length at 19.00: 14.97 m.
  2. Drillers depth at 19.00: 785.13 m.
  3. Shallow drilling S3 ice core. Length 29.29 m, depth 50.14 m.
  4. Water vapour, methane, aerosols, snow and boundary layer measurements.
  5. Packed SSA tent in Clean Snow Area.
  6. Physical properties measurements.
  7. Water isotope sampling for sublimation studies.
  8. GPS and Drone mission to the northern shear margin.
  9. Maintenance of Crane Pistenbully.
  10. Digged the Carpenters garage free and tightened the cover.
  11. Installed new steps in front of Dome. 

Weather: Sunny with winds from 2 to 6 m/s from SW and temperatures from -18 °C to -9 °C.

FL, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen

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