Li Ling – Feb 19-20:
The past two days we’re back to Getz B Ice Shelf for some detailed surveying. What counts as detailed surveying? Well… In this case, 6 kasten cores + a megacore + one 9h RAN survey + CTD and TMC and VMP!!!
Everything within 48h! This must have been the most intensive coring session that we had during the entire cruise! With only 4 science days left, we are really starting to squeeze out every minutes.
Doing these many kasten cores back-to-back is quite unusual, and many people helped out with the intensive coring. To speed up the process, and make sure no steps were missed, the THOR team made a checklist for the measurements to take for each and every kasten core.
On something completely different: The sun is now actually setting and rising in the far south! Everything becomes pink during sunrise and sunset. The view is quite stunning!