Prepping the Site
With recent arrivals of Luke Winslow and Peter Doran the SIMPLE field team now numbers 13 – a serious science force. We were in full-swing yesterday with some of the team working on vehicle software on station, and some of us working parallel tasks at the field site.
Inside the bot house, we worked to clear ice from the ARTEMIs culvert. That culvert was set weeks ago, and has frozen in during the weather-delayed construction of the bot house.
Meanwhile, we also supported fleet ops in dragging our fish hut off its drill hole, widening that hole, and installing a culvert there.
By lowering a fish cam through the ARTEMIS culvert (in the bot house), we were able to verify that the new fish hut culvert extends deep enough to clear the forming platelets beneath our field camp.
Reporting by Peter Kimball