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  • Archives: January, 2009

    In the ice coring shack

    Posted January 23rd, 2009 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu
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    The WAIS group

    Posted January 23rd, 2009 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu
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    Last shift at WAIS

    Posted January 23rd, 2009 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu

    Name: Logan Mitchell
    Date: Jan 21, 2009
    Location: WAIS Divide
    Time: 10pm
    Latitude: 79° 28’ 1.2” S
    Longitude: 112° 5’ 6.0” W
    Elevation: 1,759 m
    Borehole depth: ~1490 m
    Well, I hate to say it, but the end of the 2008-2009 drilling epoch here at WAIS Divide is drawing to a close.  Tonight will be my last shift, and as long as everything [...]

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    Clouds Over Camp

    Posted January 16th, 2009 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu
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    Taking on Two Challenges

    Posted January 16th, 2009 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu

    Name: Logan Mitchell
    Date: Jan 13, 2009
    Location: WAIS Divide
    Time: 10:30 pm
    Latitude: 79° 28’ 1.2” S
    Longitude: 112° 5’ 6.0” W
    Elevation: 1,759 m
    Borehole depth: 1,230 m
    Temperature: -22.5°C
    Wind speed: 2.7 knots
    Visibility: Unrestricted
    Wind direction: 317° Grid
    Relative Humidity: 72%
    Barometric Pressure: 28.85mm Hg
    Precipitation: None
    Animals: None
    Today was a day of seeing my vision become reality, of reaching goals that I had set out [...]

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    The ice core reaches 1,000 meters!

    Posted January 7th, 2009 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu

    Name: Logan Mitchell
    Date: January 5, 2009
    Location: WAIS Divide
    Time: 9:20 pm
    Latitude: 79° 28’ 1.2” S
    Longitude: 112° 5’ 6.0” W
    Elevation: 1,759 m
    Borehole depth: ~1030 m
    Temperature: -13.8°C
    Wind speed:  22.5 knots
    Visibility: ~50m
    Wind direction: 321° Grid
    Relative Humidity: 90%
    Barometric Pressure:  28.78 mm Hg
    Precipitation: light snow
    Animals: None
    Breakfast: French toast (my favorite breakfast here)
    Lunch: (Asleep)
    Supper: Asian rice noodles, stirfried pork and veggies, Thai [...]

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    In the galley – a typical dinner at WAIS

    Posted January 2nd, 2009 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu
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    Logan in his tent during his first Antarctic storm

    Posted January 2nd, 2009 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu
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    Ice Crystals on Core Handling Tray

    Posted January 1st, 2009 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu
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    New Year’s at WAIS, and the second-annual Antarctic Olympics

    Posted January 1st, 2009 by celene.carillo@oregonstate.edu

    Name: Logan Mitchell
    Date: 1/1/2009
    Location: WAIS Divide Galley
    Time: 10:00 pm
    Latitude: 79° 28’ 1.2” S
    Longitude: 112° 5’ 6.0” W
    Elevation: 1,759 m
    Borehole depth: 910 m
    Temperature: -21.3° C
    Wind speed: 3.6 knots
    Visibility: Unrestricted
    Wind direction: 335°
    Relative Humidity: 71%
    Barometric Pressure: 28.83 mm Hg
    Precipitation: None
    Animals: WAIS Divide Olympians
    Breakfast: None (I was asleep)
    Lunch: Leftover rice, quinoa, beef tenderloin, rolls.
    Supper: None (I was asleep)
    Happy New [...]

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