Monday, June 26, 2006

Thursday, 22nd/23rd June: Record Drilling

Ice core drillers come in different sizes.

An overcast day with winds ou to 8 m/s. All hands have still been busy drilling and processing ice cores and once again we succeeded in beating our own record.
We drilled and processed 35.50 m ice core and reached a depth of 382.11 m. We did not encounter any major incidents.

The laundry machine we use to spin and separate the ice chips from the drilling fluid is about to disintegrate after 2 weeks of use.
We have now filled 34 crates with ice cores and samples, and we estimate to fill a total of 39 crates when we stop drilling Saturday evening.
Temperatures today: -4 to -2 C


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