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Science Requirements: RAMARA Drill
Authors: U.S. Science Community and IDPO
Year: 2016

The IDPO Long Range Science Plan 2016 identified science goals for ice drilling that spanned a wide range of science needs. For field projects that need access holes in firn and ice for neutrino detectors, an agile rapid-access drill is needed to create dry 10-cm to 15-cm diameter holes in firn and ice to depths of approximately 50m to 200 m, for deployment of neutrino detectors. Drill logistics, budget and drilling rate must be considered before a final determination of the required hole depth and diameter. From discussions organized by IDPO with iterative interactions between IDPO, scientists, and IDDO staff, the following are the science requirements for the drill.

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