A medium-depth ice core drill

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Author(s)

    • Tait Andrew
    • British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council
    • Audley Neil
    • British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council

Abstract

Taking as a model the Alfred Wegener Institute medium depth ice core drill, we have developed a drill capable of retrieving ice cores to depths of around 150-200m. At a total system weight of 340kg, including drill, winch, cable, tower and generator, the system is easily transported by Twin Otter aircraft. Two identical copies of the drill system were produced, and used to drill success-fully at eleven locations in both the Arctic and the Antarctic. Ice conditions experienced during drilling ranged from cold Antarctic plateau sites to Arctic sites close to melting, and also blue, bubble-free ice.

Journal

  • Memoirs of National Institute of Polar Research. Special issue

    Memoirs of National Institute of Polar Research. Special issue 56, 82-90, 2002-03

    National Institute of Polar Research

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110000010496
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00733561
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    03860744
  • Data Source
    NII-ELS 
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