Thursday, November 27, 2008
New Zealand - Nov 27, 2008 - Ken
Work is progressing at WAIS Divide. Major storms have slowed progress adding to the effort required to get the arch structure ready for drilling. The 2008 image shows how much the arch drifted over since the 2007 image. The top of the almost-buried arch in the foreground of the picture is 16'5" off of the 2005 snow surface (the arch was erected in 2005). All of the drillers (ICDS) and core handlers are in McMurdo. We hope to get 4 of them out to WAIS Divide on Wednesday, and the rest of the crew out to WAIS Divide later this week.