24 July 2018
 Tuesday 24th of July 2018

Sonja measuring the snow height around the bamboo poles.

A peaceful and sunny day

With the good weather humor was high in the camp and all the work went well. Three teams offered to make dinner on the coming Saturday nights and as we only have two we decided to change a Wednesday to a Saturday! The surface team decided to clean snow away and Peter and Kasper really helped Sonja and AK. We talked a lot about the very positive DV visits and Iben sent us the link to the twitter video from camp. Thanks, minister Tommy Ahlers for the nice tweet from EGRIP

What we did today:

  1. Drilling 11.5 m of ice core and retrieving 51 kg of slush through filtering.
  2. Logging of main core, depth at 19.00 today: 1580.08 m.
  3. Processing bag 2707 in the science trench.
  4. Measurements in isotope laboratory to bag 2401.
  5. Measurements in physical properties to bag 2666.
  6. Water vapor sampling and measuring. Removal of snow drifts around the vapour tower.
  7. First GPS trip including maintenance of the far away permanent GPS station.
  8. Moving empty foam boxes for overwinter storage in the storage balloon cave.
  9. Improving IT cabling in the main dome.
  10. Maintaining skidoos for the long skidoo trips.

Weather: Sun, blue sky and low wind the whole day. Temperature between -18 °C and -10 °C. Wind 1 to 5 kt from 270T (W)

Camp population: 32

FL, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen

 Tuesday 24th of July 2018

Sonja, Peter and Kasper removing snow drifts around the vapor tower (AK taking the picture).

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