Core handling, transportation and processing for the South Pole ice core (SPICEcore) project

Title Core handling, transportation and processing for the South Pole ice core (SPICEcore) project
Publication Type
Journal Article
Year
2020
Author(s) Joseph M Souney , Mark S Twickler, Murat Aydin, Eric J Steig, TJ Fudge, Leah V Street, Melinda R Nicewonger, Emma C Kahle, Jay A Johnson, Tanner W Kuhl, Kimberly A Casey, John Fegyveresi, Richard M Nunn, Geoffrey M Hargreaves
Journal/ Publication
Annals of Glaciology
Pagination
1-13
Abstract

An intermediate-depth (1751 m) ice core was drilled at the South Pole between 2014 and 2016 using the newly designed US Intermediate Depth Drill. The South Pole ice core is the highest-resolution interior East Antarctic ice core record that extends into the glacial period. The methods used at the South Pole to handle and log the drilled ice, the procedures used to safely retrograde the ice back to the National Science Foundation Ice Core Facility (NSF-ICF), and the methods used to process and sample the ice at the NSF-ICF are described. The South Pole ice core exhibited minimal brittle ice, which was likely due to site characteristics and, to a lesser extent, to drill technology and core handling procedures.

DOI
10.1017/aog.2020.80
File
URL
Special Collections International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology Series, 8th International Ice Drill Symposium
Categories Brittle Ice, Deep Drilling, Field Logistics/Camps, Ice Core Processing/Storage/Quality, Intermediate-/Medium-Depth Drills
Equipment Intermediate Depth Drill (U.S.)
Citation Joseph M Souney , Mark S Twickler, Murat Aydin, Eric J Steig, TJ Fudge, Leah V Street, Melinda R Nicewonger, Emma C Kahle, Jay A Johnson, Tanner W Kuhl, Kimberly A Casey, John Fegyveresi, Richard M Nunn, Geoffrey M Hargreaves ( 2020 ) Core handling, transportation and processing for the South Pole ice core (SPICEcore) project. Annals of Glaciology , 1-13 . doi: 10.1017/aog.2020.80
Lead Author
Joseph M Souney