Written 15 Dec 2007
3619 meters above sea level
Maximum & Minimum temperatures: -23 to -36°C
Unfortunately, another technical problem arose the other day. This time it was the transfer box on Chinook that died. A spare one is at Troll and we are expecting a Basler flight within a few days. However, to utilize our valuable time we decided to call this site “Plateau Station B” and go on with the planned science including drilling of a 90 meter ice core and erecting the first out of two Automatic Weather Stations.
This weather station is prepared by the “Ice and Climate” group at University in Utrecht, The Netherlands, and the station will send meteorological data for the next five years to come via the Argos satellite system. Now, the summer seems really to have reached us. Without winds and temperatures in the mid minus twenties makes it very nice to work outside. Finally…
Photo caption: Stian is erecting the first Automatic Weather Station (Photo: Jan-Gunnar Winther).
This contribution is from the log of the Norwegian-US Scientific Traverse team, who are en route from Troll Station to South Pole Station. Much more information can be found here.
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Norway-US Antarctic Traverse: Welcome to “Plateau Station B”Written by US-Norway Traverse
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