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A joint Brazilian-Chilean-USA expedition at Detroit Plateau Antarctic Peninsula
Glaciological and Atmospheric Studies

November 2007

Date: November 25, 2007
Location: Detroit Plateau, Antarctic Peninsula
Latitude: 64° 5’ 11” South,
Longitude: 59° 36’ 42” West,
Elevation: 1933 meters above m.s.l.
Written by: Andrei K.

Weather improved slightly so we were able to dig out our gear and setup and secure the drill tent.

Date: November 26, 2007
Location: Detroit Plateau, Antarctic Peninsula
Latitude: 64° 5’ 11” South,
Longitude: 59° 36’ 42” West,
Elevation: 1933 meters above m.s.l.
Ice core drilled: 7 meters
Written by: Andrei K.

Weather is good, and as it turns out too good. We managed to build the drill but the temperature inside of the tent raised to 0° C and we decided to cool off the inside of the tent. We started drilling around 6 pm and by dinner time (10 pm) we already had 7 meters of ice core. The drill works great and the quality of the recovered core is very good.

Date: November 27, 2007
Location: Detroit Plateau, Antarctic Peninsula
Latitude: 64° 5’ 11” South,
Longitude: 59° 36’ 42” West,
Elevation: 1933 meters above m.s.l.
Ice core drilled: 25 meters
Written by: Andrei K.

Jefferson, Andrei, Alexandre, Ricardo and Marcelo  drilled most of the day.
Francisco and Heber were working on AWS that the Brazilian team brought along.

Date: November 28, 2007
Location: Detroit Plateau, Antarctic Peninsula
Latitude: 64° 5’ 11” South,
Longitude: 59° 36’ 42” West,
Elevation: 1933 meters above m.s.l.
Ice core drilled: 38 meters
Written by: Andrei K.

Jefferson, Andrei, Ricardo and Marcelo  drilled for the better part of the day.
Fransisco, Alexandre,  Fernando and Heber were working on AWS installation site. We also had to rearrange the gear in case we get hit by another snow storm.

Date: November 29, 2007
Location: Detroit Plateau, Antarctic Peninsula
Latitude: 64° 5’ 11” South,
Longitude: 59° 36’ 42” West,
Elevation: 1933 meters above m.s.l.
Ice core drilled: 50 meters
Written by: Andrei K.

Jefferson, Andrei, and Alexandre drilled all day. Fransisco, Fernando,  and Heber were working on AWS again. Ricardo and Marcelo began working on GPS measurements for ice flow determination and topography.

Date: November 30, 2007
Location: Detroit Plateau, Antarctic Peninsula
Latitude: 64° 5’ 11” South
Longitude: 59° 36’ 42” West,
Elevation: 1933 meters above m.s.l.
Ice core drilled: 65 meters
Written by: Andrei K.

Jefferson, Andrei, and Alexandre spent the day drilling. Fernando helped us to sharpen cutters for the drill. Fransisco  and Heber worked on the AWS installation today. Ricardo and Marcelo continue installation of bamboo poles for ice flow tracking.

 

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