Ice core drilling on the southern slope of the Nepal Himalayas

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Author(s)

    • Fujita Koji
    • Institute for Hydrospheric-Atmospheric Sciences, Nagoya University
    • Nakazawa Fumio
    • Institute for Hydrospheric-Atmospheric Sciences, Nagoya University
    • Takeuchi Nozomu
    • Basic Biology, Faculty of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology
    • Rana Birbal
    • Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Ministry of Science and Technology, His Majesty's Government of Nepal
    • Azuma Nobuhiko
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology

Abstract

Two ice cores were extracted from Rikha Samba Glacier located in the central Nepal Himalayas in 1994 and 1998. Ice core quality in 1994 was poor due to cutter problems and samples were melted in situ. In 1998,a better ice core was successfully extracted and brought to Japan in frozen condition. The logistics of drilling, the transportation and preservation of ice, and problems of ice core drilling in Nepal are presented in this paper.

Journal

  • Memoirs of National Institute of Polar Research. Special issue

    Memoirs of National Institute of Polar Research. Special issue 56, 59-66, 2002-03

    National Institute of Polar Research

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110000010494
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00733561
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    03860744
  • Data Source
    NII-ELS 
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