Working the Pit
I realized that the pit I'd dug yesterday could be put to use for other science. So I suggested to Lora Koenig, of the University of Washington, that she might like to use the pit to test her instrumentation. So I went out and helped her. We measured density, grain size, stratigrahy, thermal conductivity, and used a radiometer to characterize the microwave emmissivity of the snow for satellite ground truthing.
Lora measures thermal conductivity in the snow pit.
We finished the pit in time for me to put the finishing touches on the weather station, so now it's all ready for the next two years, when I'll dig it up again. The camp cooks made pizza for dinner tonight, which was very well received!