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Setting Up A Deep Ice Core Drilling Facility and Preliminary Tests Terre Adelie - Antarctica
Authors: Donnou D, Augustin L, Manouvrier A, Perrin J, Girard C and Ricou G
Year: 1988
Periodical/Journal: Ice Core Drilling. Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology (eds C. Rado and D. Beaudoing)
Page Range: 66-69

The goal of the summer 1987-88 field operations was to test the thermal drill equipment designed to work in a fluid filled hole and developed at the LGGE.

At the laboratory we had at our disposal a 8 m deep ice pit but was not deep enough to run the assembled drilling system. Each of the six components was checked separately. The 22.4 m long assembled unit was operating for the first time in the field.

This drilling equipment should allow recovery of very deep ice cores during only one summer period, assuming that people work 24 h a day.

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