Document DetailsRoss Ice Shelf Project drilling, October - December 1976
|Keywords:||Ross Ice Shelf Project|
|Periodical/Journal:||Antarctic Journal of the United States|
On 27 October the drilling crew and cargo arrived at site J-9 on the Ross Ice Shelf. The team consisted of John Rand, James Morse, Robert Bigl, and Gerard Sheldon from the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL); B. Lyle Hansen from the Ross Ice Shelf Project Management Office, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Henry Rufli from the Physics Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland; and Steven Quarry from the State University of New York-Buffalo.
The Ross Ice Shelf Project (RISP) wire line core drilling system, designed and constructed at CRREL, incorporates various industrial components and rotary drilling tech- niques. It is described by Hansen (1976):