Little Dome C - Beyond EPICA Oldest Ice Drilling Site (75.29917 °S, 122.44516 °E) – Season 2022/23

Situation Report #05, 07 December 2022

Personnel @LDC: Romain Duphil (IGE), Romilly Harris-Stuart (LSCE), Gunther Lawer (AWI), Matthias Hüther (AWI), Julien Westhof (UCPH), Martin Leonhardt (AWI), Frank Wilhelms (AWI), Giuditta Celli (UNIVE, ISP), Johannes Lemburg (AWI), Rob Mulvaney (BAS), Saverio Panichi (ENEA), Michele Scalet (ENEA), Andrea Devito (ENEA)

Personnel @DC: Markus Grimmer (UNIBE), Florian Krauß (UNIBE)

Weather at LDC 5 pm: sunny

Meteo at DC 5 pm: T = −°C, Wind = - knt, Wind Chill T = − °C

Today Romain and Michele went to Concordia and brought back the precious cargo just arrived from MZS. They carried a lot of material and some precious food for the people at the Camp. Romain had also some welding of the slush-pan. Another very productive way and the Team is performing very well.

What we did today:

- Connected EGRIP electronics: motor turns

- mounted slush-pan on core extraction device

- connected drill liquid handling system

- started with preparation of pull-test

- put core-extraction winch operational

- logging table and alignment complete

- circular saw for cutting cores installed

- all vacuum and exhaust hoses for FED installed

Frank Wilhelms & Rob Mulvaney - LDC, 07.12.2022