|Title||Basal Access and Sampling Feasibility Study|
|Author(s)||Grant Boeckmann , Tanner W Kuhl, Elliot Moravec|
The U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) Long Range Science Plans and community requests have shown increased interest in collecting subglacial and basal ice samples. In this paper, we explore and compare existing drill technology (tethered coring drills, rotary-pipe rigs, and hot water drills). We then discuss development needed for clean access and reducing logistics for each approach. Finally, new approaches including autonomous drills, lasers, and water jet cutting are evaluated.
|Special Collections||Ice Drilling Technology Publication, IDP Documents, SAWG (Subglacial Access Working Group), White Papers|
|Categories||Air Drilling (Compressed; Reverse Circulation), Englacial Debris/Rock Glaciers, Hot Water Drilling, Hydrofracture, Laser Drilling, Subglacial Access, Subglacial Till/Bedrock Drilling|
|Citation||Grant Boeckmann , Tanner W Kuhl, Elliot Moravec ( 2022 ) Basal Access and Sampling Feasibility Study. White Paper , 1-26 .|