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Ice core drilling on the southern slope of the Nepal Himalayas
Authors: Fujita K, Nakazawa F, Takeuchi N, Nakawo M, Rana B, Azuma N and Fujii Y
Year: 2002
Periodical/Journal: Ice Drilling Technology 2000: Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology, Nagaoka, Japan, 30 October - 1 November 2000, Mem. Natl. Polar. Res., Spec. Issue 56
Page Range: 59-66
Abstract: Two ice cores were extracted from Rikha Samba Glacier located in the central Nepal Himalayas in 1994 and 1998. Ice core quality in 1994 was poor due to cutter problems and samples were melted in situ. In 1998,a better ice core was successfully extracted and brought to Japan in frozen condition. The logistics of drilling, the transportation and preservation of ice, and problems of ice core drilling in Nepal are presented in this paper.
ISSN/ISBN: 0386-0744
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