Rapid Access Ice Drill


The Rapid Access Ice Drill (RAID) will drill a borehole through deep Antarctic ice, and core into the glacial bed and bedrock below. This new technology will provide a critical first look at the interface between major ice caps and their subglacial geology.

RAID is a collaborative project led by John Goodge (UMD) and Jeff Severinghaus (Scripps) to direct development of the new drilling system. Goodge and Severinghaus are responsible for overall design and scope of the RAID development. For more information visit the RAID website.