10 June 2018
Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of June 2018

A heavy load on its way to the firn gas site.

New people in town

 Saturday work continued as usual followed by a last Saturday night for the crew of the last period. Sunday the skier finally made it to camp under sunny conditions both in SFJ and at EGRIP. 15 persons left camp on the skier, 11 stay, and 20 newcomers arrived. Most of Sunday was spend on installing people, getting cargo sorted, and planning work for the coming days. Besides, a site has been selected for the firn gas drilling project, and the Hans Tausen drill has been made ready for the drilling at the site. A new Picarro instrument was installed in the water vapour tent and the first standards ran successfully.

What we did today:  

  1. Receiving Skier 33
  2. Saturday 5 runs, drillers’ depth 1060 m. Sunday filter runs
  3. Preparing HT drill for firn gas drilling
  4. Initial layout of firn gas site 1.2 km SSE of camp
  5. Ice core processing Saturday, bags 1328 – 1368, final depth: 752.40 m
  6. Measurements in isotope laboratory
  7. Measurements in physical properties laboratory
  8. Water vapour sampling and measuring. Installation of new Picarro
  9. Disassembling pallets of food and cargo
  10. Oil check of main generator

Weather Sunday: Some clouds in the morning, but mostly sunny and clear blue sky. Temp. -11 ºC to -24 ºC. Wind: 0 kt to 8 kt from SW turning to W.

Visibility: Mostly unrestricted.


FL, Anders Svensson

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of June 2018

New and old crew members meet. Nicoletta and Eliza.

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of June 2018

Ståle is ready for takeoff

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