Field and CPL Updates

2006-2007 Antarctica

December 7, 2006
Update provided by Joe Souney
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The inner core barrel of the 4-inch drill (left) and a 1-meter section of the WDC06B ice core (right). The control box, winch, and tower of the 4-inch drill are in the background. Photo: Joe Souney

At 9:25 AM we lost power to the drill. The camp mechanic checked our generator and didn't find anything wrong with it, suggesting that the problem may be with the drill's control box. Bella and Jayred switched out the control box and the drill started working again.

We finished drilling WDC06B today with a bottom depth of 133.40 meters.