Equipment

If you are preparing a proposal that includes any kind of support from IDP, you must include a Letter of Support from IDP in the proposal. See Requesting Field Support for more information.

The following equipment is available for community use. For questions regarding any of the equipment listed below, contact Anna de Vitry, Field Support Manager, at 608.890.0711 and/or anna dot devitry at wisc.edu.

Hand Augers

Hand Auger, IDDO

A small lightweight, portable drill system designed to take core from firn, but will also work in many kinds of solid ice. Read more...

Hand Auger, PICO

A small lightweight, portable drill system designed to take core from firn, but will also work in many kinds of solid ice. Read more...

Hand Auger, SIPRE

A small portable drill system designed to take core from firn, but will also work in many kinds of solid ice Read more...

Prairie Dog Drill

A modified hand auger that includes a stationary outer barrel to allow operation in solid ice as well as firn. Retrieves cores 98 mm (3.9-inches) in diameter to depths of 30 meters (w/ Sidewinder). Read more...

Sidewinder Power Drive

A drive/lifting system used in conjunction with hand augers to extend the maximum practical depth of coring with a hand auger to about 40 meters. Read more...

Agile Ice Coring

4-Inch Drill

A cable-suspended electromechanical drill that retrieves cores 104 mm (4-inches) in diameter down to approximately 400 meters depth. Read more...

Badger-Eclipse Drill

The Badger-Eclipse drill is an electromechanical drill that takes 81 mm (3.2-inch) diameter cores up to 300 meters depth. Read more...

Blue Ice Drill

The Blue Ice Drill is capable of retrieving large-diameter cores of 241 mm (9½-inch) in diameter. Read more...

Chipmunk Drill

The Chipmunk Drill is a hand-held, motor driven coring drill that collects 41 mm (1.6-inch) diameter cores in solid ice. Read more...

Electrothermal Drill

This drill melts an annulus around the core. It supplements the 4-Inch Drills and can be substituted for the 4-Inch sonde for use in ice warmer than about -10°C. Read more...

Stampfli Drill

A very lightweight, PI-operable system capable of collecting 57 mm (2-inch) diameter firn core down to 100-meters depth. Read more...

Intermediate or Deep Ice Coring

Deep Ice Sheet Coring Drill

The DISC Drill is an electromechanical drill system capable of cutting and retrieving cores of ice 122 mm (4.8 inches) in diameter to depths of 4,000 meters. Read more...

Intermediate Depth Drill

The Intermediate Depth Drill (IDD) is capable of producing 2-meter long cores 98 mm in diameter to depths of 1,650 meters. Read more...

Replicate Ice Coring System

The Replicate Ice Coring System collects additional ice at depths of interest by deploying into an existing borehole and then deviating from it. Read more...

Rock, Mixed Ice/Rock Coring

Agile Sub-Ice Geological Drill

The ASIG Drill is capable of drilling through 700 meters of ice, taking pieces of ice core along the way, and then recovering 5-6 meters of bedrock core. Read more...

Winkie Drill

An agile rock coring unit adapted by IDP for subglacial rock coring in blue ice areas. Using standard AW34 drill rod, the system has a depth capability of 120 meters. Read more...

Non-Coring Drills

Rapid Air Movement Drill

Rapid Air Movement (RAM) Drill for the fast production of deep seismic shot holes approximately 100 mm in diameter to depths of 90 meters. Read more...

Sediment Laden Lake Ice Drill

A 28 kW hot water drill useful for creating holes with very little initial water, for freeing instrument cables from ice, and for accessing equipment beneath ice. Read more...

Small Hot Water Drill

These drills use hot water to create shallow holes in the ice. Primary use is for producing shot holes for seismic work and shallow access holes. Read more...

Borehole Logging Equipment

Deep Logging Winch

The Deep Logging Winch is capable of logging boreholes 4000 meters deep and can operate at temperatures as low as -45° C. Read more...

Intermediate Depth Logging Winch

The Intermediate Depth Logging Winch is capable of logging boreholes 1500 meters deep, can operate at temperatures as low as -45° C, and is transportable by Twin Otter. Read more...

Logging Tool Testing at IDP-Wisconsin

Information to questions that usually get asked by the community prior to testing their equipment in the IDP-Wisconsin Pressure Vessel. Read more...

Logging Tower

This device straps to the protruding casing of a borehole allowing a sheave to extend up above the borehole with no need for any kind of tripod or crane. Read more...

USGS Deep Logging Winch

The USGS Deep Logging Winch is capable of logging boreholes 4400 meters deep and can operate at temperatures as low as -45° C. Read more...