After a Monday of storm, we spend a full day of digging out the camp and the ROB1 cGPS station on Derwael ice rise. The receiver and batteries box were buried about ~2.5-3m of snow due to accumulation and subsidence during the past year. The station is now removed after more than 3 years of full data without interruption. After this huge shuffle-party we reoccupied pRES profile already measured during the 2014-2015 BELARE by Frank and Brice.
Then IceCon team went back to RBIS2 where the Benemelt team (Stef and Mark) together with Erik and Gunther were working for more than one week. Since then the sun is shining and sun screen seems to be more important than gloves. During our absence Benemelt visited lakes around the camp, there is quite a lot of water around here. IceCon has since started its geophysical measurements with shallow and deep sounding radars. Benemelt and IceCon mutually inspire each other and every morning profiles are adapted according to the latest results. Days are long and our hard disks gradually fill up with the recovered data. Our field guides Sanne and Frank are preparing another move to a far-out satellite camp, we will keep you posted. All goes well here.
|Picture by Sanne Bosteels|