Bunking on the mountain

February 18th, 2010 by Ed Kim

We finished the radiometer wiring today.

Ed in radiometer

Ed peers into the radiometer while finishing up the wiring.

The data logger we installed to record measurements isn’t working 100%, so we switched to a backup method. We worked so late, we had to stay the night on top of the mountain. The lab has bunks. It got quite cold outside at night, about -14C (7F), but not as cold as the liquid nitrogen (LN2) that arrived by snowcat tonight. The LN2 is about -196 C (-320 F) and we use it for calibration.

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