— Geoff Evatt | 02 Jan 2020
The cloud has lifted and progress has been made. Yep, in a true A-team style our patched-up systems seem to be working (as in, two systems with a combined searching width of 4 meters). And we searched for almost 8 hours. No subsurface meteorites, yet (statistically, we are only expecting a handful of iron meteorites over the entire 12km2 ice field). But what is certain is that if we’re not searching then we can’t be finding them.
As for conditions, well, it’s now all snow covered, meaning no blue ice is visible anywhere. Whilst this makes the subsurface searching easy to progress (because you can see where you’ve been and removes vibrations in the system), it makes seeing any surface meteorite impossible. Personally I’m hoping the snow cover lasts for the rest of the trip!
The next couple of days are forecast to be similar nice weather with low winds. So let’s see if our relative fortune holds for tomorrow.