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Materials Available For Mountain Glacier Research
Authors: Koci B
Year: 1991
Periodical/Journal: PICO TN-91-01
Page Range: 1-2
Abstract: PICO has a long history of providing drills and related equipment for use in remote areas. A composite hand auger is available with a depth capability of 40m. Beyond this, electrical systems (mechanical or thermal) are available to drill 300m using a Kevlar reinforced electromechanical cable for suspension. All three systems can be transported by small plane, helicopter, pack animal, or manhaul. A description of PICO drilling systems is provided in Proenza et all. (1990). Tensile and dome structures can be used for shelter, and several light complete the package. In addition, core boxes with a eutectic freezing mixture package are available to ensure the core gets out in frozen condition.
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