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Thermal Core Drilling in Ice Caps in Arctic Canada
Authors: Paterson WSB
Year: 1976
Periodical/Journal: Ice-Core Drilling (ed. J.F. Splettstoesser), University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE
Page Range: 113-116

The CRREL shallow-hole thermal coring drill has been used to drill a 121-m borehole through the Meighen Ice Cap and three holes (230, 299 and 299 m) in the ice cap on Devon Island. Three of the four holes reached bedrock; in the 230-m hole, the drill became frozen in and was lost. Operating conditions, the performance of the drill, and problems encountered are described.

ISSN/ISBN: 0-8032-5843-7
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