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GISP2 Deep Ice Core Drilling
Authors: Giles D, Hancock W, Kelley J, Koci B, Stanford K and Zagorodnov V
Year: 1994
Periodical/Journal: PICO TJC-112
Page Range: 1-15

The Polar Ice Coring Office (PICO) was established by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1979 to provide coordinated drilling services for the scientific community. During the past five years PICO has been operated through the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). Within that time, the Greenland Ice Sheet Project (GISP2) was successfully conducted. There were three major functions of PICO involvement in the project: (1) deep ice core drilling, (2) logistic support of field operation, and (3) management. To support these activities, PICO developed new ice and rock core drilling technologies, logistics systems and lines of organization. The scientific success of the GISP2 project was directly associated with these technical and organizational developments.

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