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Thermal and Mechanical Drilling in Temperate Ice in Icelandic Glaciers
Authors: Theodorsson P
Year: 1976
Periodical/Journal: Ice-Core Drilling (ed. J.F. Splettstoesser), University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE
Page Range: 179-189

A thermal ice corer was constructed in Iceland in 1968 and used for drilling a 108-m-deep hole in 1969. For shallow holes an electrical drive was added to a SIPRE coring auger in 1969 and this has been used for making a number of 10- to 20-m-deep holes.

A larger mechanical corer was then constructed for deep holes and used to drill a 415-m hole into the ice cap of Vatnajökull. The experience gained in this work and some possible refinements in the drilling technique are discussed.

ISSN/ISBN: 0-8032-5843-7
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