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Resurvey of bore hole at Dye 3, South Greenland
Authors: Hansen BL and Gundestrup NS
Year: 1988
Periodical/Journal: Journal of Glaciology
Volume: 34
Number: 117
Page Range: 178-182

The 2037 m deep bore hole at Dye 3 in south Greenland was surveyed in 1981, 1983, 1985, and 1986. The directional surveys show the ice flow is planar with a surface velocity of 12.2 m/year at an azimuth of 060° which agrees with surface velocity measured by navigation satellites. Measurements of hole diameter and inclination are highly correlated with dust content in the ice. The temperature measurements show strong convection in the hole fluid with a cell height of about 20 m and an amplitude of 0.1 K. The calculated mean in-situ ice density is 921.3 ± 1.5 kg/m3. Due to ice deformation, the lowest 4 m of the hole were not accessible in 1985 and the lowest 180 m were not accessible in 1986.

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