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The GRIP deep drilling camp
Authors: Gundestrup NS, Steffensen JP and Schwander J
Year: 1994
Periodical/Journal: Memoirs of National Institute of Polar Research, Special Issue No. 49
Page Range: 358-370
Abstract: In order to support the GRIP deep drilling, a permanent camp was erected on top of the Greenland ice sheet at an elevation of more than 3km, 800km away from the nearest airport. Day temperatures reached a maximum of -10oC, with typical night temperatures of -30oC. Although the camp was manned only during the three summer months, it was designed to sustain winter temperatures of -60oC. The camp was designed to accommodate 30 people (although the number of inhabitants at times was up to 50), and to include everything needed for the operation, including a 3km long skiway. The designed lifetime of the camp was 3 years, corresponding to 4 field seasons.
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