700 Drill

Description

The IDP Science Advisory Board identified in the IDP Long Range Science Plan 2015-2025 and later, a priority need to alter the surface equipment for the existing Intermediate Depth Drill in order to make a drilling operation that is less logistically intensive, to be used for alpine or polar ice coring at sites with limited logistics and with two months or less time on site. In continuing discussions, it became evident that a smaller diameter core would result in significant logistical savings. From discussions organized by IDP with iterative discussions between scientists, and IDP staff, the science requirements for the 700 Drill are finalized.

Status

Following the recent finalization of the science requirements, IDP is now working to complete the Conceptual Overview of a 700 m drill system. This overview will then be reviewed both internally at IDP and externally by science community representatives and the NSF prior to completion of the Detailed Design and subsequent fabrication.

Equipment Details

Name 700 Drill
Type
Type
Ice coring
Number in Inventory
Number in Inventory
0
Max. Practical Depth
Max. Practical Depth
700 m
Ice Core Diameter
Ice Core Diameter
70 mm initially, with potential future adaptation for 64 mm core
Ice Core Length
Ice Core Length
1 m
Rock Core Diameter
Rock Core Diameter
[NA]
IDP Driller Required?
IDP Driller Required?
Yes
Drill Fluid Required?
Drill Fluid Required?
Yes
Helicopter Transportable?
Helicopter Transportable?
Yes
Light Aircraft Transportable?
Light Aircraft Transportable?
Yes

Documents

Citation Year
Erich Osterberg, Karl Kreutz, Andrei Kurbatov, Mary R Albert (2021) Science Requirements: 700 Drill. 1-4. 2021
Jay A Johnson, Matthew J Kippenhan (2017) DISC Drill vs. Foro 3000 Drill Analysis. 1-24. 2017

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