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The Use of Aqueous Ethanol for Ice Core Drilling in Glaciers
Authors: Gosink TA, Koci BR and Kelley JJ
Year: 1991
Periodical/Journal: PICO TR-91-02
Page Range: 1-12
Abstract: Aqueous ethyl alcohol (and ethylene glycol) solutions have a substantial history of use in a variety of deep ice drilling objects. This report considers such factors as ice corrosion, penetration, density, viscosity and safety of aqueous ethanol (and of ethylene glycol) as an ice core drilling fluid. The coast and environmental factors for ethanol as a drilling fluid are very good, but aspects such as viscosity and ice corrosion are not.
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