Drill, Prairie Dog

2010 Winter

Drilling Support to Science Projects

Lake Vida Access
Driller Jay Kyne used the Prairie Dog drill to complete holes to 27 and 20.5 meters depth in ice thicker and dirtier than expected by PI Peter Doran. The drill was stuck in the second hole and, after discussions between RPSC and NSF, abandoned to avoid any potential environmental damage in recovery.

Photo of Lake Vida ice core with a thick layer of sediment in the middle that appears to be laminated

Lake Vida ice core with a thick layer of sediment in the middle that appears to be laminated. This ice core was retrieved at a depth of ~21 meters. Photo: http://www.dri.edu/2010-lake-vida-expedition

Photo of long section of core retrieved in the core room at Lake Vida

Long section of core retrieved in the core room at Lake Vida. Chris Fritsen and Jay Kyne (from the left). Photo: http://www.dri.edu/2010-lake-vida-expedition

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Requesting Ice Drilling Support

If you are preparing a proposal that includes any kind of support from the IDPO-IDDO, you must contact IDPO ( IceDrill@Dartmouth.edu ) at least six weeks before you submit your proposal to obtain a Letter of Support and a Scope of Work document that MUST be included in your proposal.
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The U.S. Ice Drilling Program conducts integrated planning for the ice drilling science and technology communities, and provides drilling technology and operational support that enables the community to advance the frontiers of climate and environmental science.
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