Document DetailsNear-Surface Snow Sampling Devices
|Periodical/Journal:||Ice-Core Drilling (ed. J.F. Splettstoesser), University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE|
Firn cores obtained by presently available coring augers are normally not continuous in the upper 2-3 m. In stable isotope studies it is very important to obtain continuous samples from the surface down, which therefore have to be collected from a pit wall. Two kinds of sidewall samplers have been designed and tested that make collection of samples to a depth of 2 m or more from the surface an easy and fast operation. A short description of these two sampling devices is given. It is hoped that such sampling devices will be used by all future field parties in order to obtain surface samples for stable-isotope studies.