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Plan of Dome-F Station for deep ice-coring by the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE)
Authors: Takahashi S and Azuma N
Year: 1994
Periodical/Journal: Memoirs of National Institute of Polar Research, Special Issue No. 49
Page Range: 386-395
Abstract: A station for deep ice-coring, Dome-F Station, is to be constructed by the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE) on top of Dome Fuji (3800m a. s. l.) in Antarctica, where the minimum temperature is expected to be -88oC and the mean annual temperature is -58oC. The planned station consists of two areas: a residence and a drilling area. The residence area includes living huts and a power station, to be constructed on the snow surface. The drilling area consists of a drilling trench, drill workshop and icecore and equipment storage trenches buried under the surface. To construct the station and conduct ice-coring operations, 263t of material must be transported 1000km by oversnow vehicles from Syowa Station to Dome-F.
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