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30 May 2015

Time Zone Confusion

Saturday night goodbye party outside in beautiful weather. From left to right: Dennis, Sune, Eliza, Johannes, Jakob, Bo, Steff, Bruce, and Trevor.

Saturday night goodbye party outside in beautiful weather. From left to right: Dennis, Sune, Eliza, Johannes, Jakob, Bo, Steff, Bruce, and Trevor.

Yesterday’s crew exchange with Polar 6 is impacting life in camp these days.

Whereas most camp members have been working at night in a New Zealand time zone, the newcomers are on East Greenland time and have a hard time to adjust to the local time zone.

Furthermore, most camp members stay awake for the flights that are received during daytime as the airport in Constable Point needs to be open. So sleeping hours are somewhat random and a bit limited.

We plan to have a last flight tomorrow Sunday with crew exchange and shipment of ice core boxes to Constable Point. After that camp life should get back on a more regular schedule.

For a few days we have Kenneth visiting camp to film and document camp activities. Kenneth is carefully filming all camp activities including drilling, ice core logging, airplane take-off and landing, camp shower and toilet facilities, as well as interviewing people about their work.

Conveniently, a volcanic spike showed up today in the Electrical Conductivity Measurement that is done on the core right after logging. We do not know what volcanic horizon we’ve passed, but it is likely to be approximately 2000 years old.

Drilling is continuing in a good mode and logging is at 366.22 m depth.

Weather: Beautiful day with clear blue sky and almost no wind. Temperatures -6°C to -13°C.

Renland FL, Anders Svensson

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