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Progress on Thermo-Mechanical Drills at the Polar Ice Coring Office
Authors: Das DK, Johansen E, Koci BR and Kelley JJ
Year: 1992
Periodical/Journal: PICO CP-92-03
Page Range: 103-104

The Polar Ice Coring Office (PICO), located at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), presently employs two kinds of drills, a thermal-type drill and a mechanical-type drill. The thermal drill, which uses hot water with a spraying nozzle in the from, is primarily used for drilling access holes. The mechanical drill is used for obtaining ice cores.

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