Saturday, 7 January 2012

Planting trees

Halley VI is being completed, in the meantime most of the station facilities and power aren't yet available so the science team is concentrating on outside work. One of the tasks is to build an array of antennas for one of the scientific radars called the MFradar. To start with we had to survey the position of each of the antenna, for this we had to perform a sunshot to get true north so we could then use compasses and theodolites to mark the position of each antenna and its support pole. Here is Julius surveying.

Once we had flags marking the intended positions, we drilled holes using a ice drill.

And then lifted in the poles using a crane.

In total we planted 25 poles, here are some of them:

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