|Morgane proudly showing a piece of core|
|ROB1 power station and receiver|
|Coffee-can marker: a steel cable goes via two|
pulleys through a hole in the firn where it is
held tight with an anchor.
|Denis and his high-frequency radar: whenever it goes well,|
it is a boring job to do!
Besides the IceCon project, the Be:Wise project was also very successful. They established camp on the Roi Baudouin ice shelf and surveyed near to 180 km of radar data (both high and low frequency) and monitored 20 stakes on horizontal and vertical displacement using precise GPS. The markers will be re-surveyed next year.
|Be:Wise: don't fool with us, because we are professionals!|
The return trip was more of a burden with poor visibility, bad and soft snow conditions and too high temperatures on the ice shelf so that the hydraulic system of the Prinoths went to high so that we had to stop at regular times. It took us a bit less than 30 hours to return to the station.