|Title||Developing a hot-water drill system for the WISSARD project: 1. Basic drill system components and design|
|Author(s)||Frank R Rack , Dennis V Duling, Daren S Blythe, Justin Burnett, Dar E Gibson, Graham Roberts, Chad Carpenter, Jeff Lemery, Steve Fischbein|
Annals of Glaciology
A new, clean, hot-water drill system (HWDS) was developed by the Science Management Office, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, for use in the Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling (WISSARD) project to gain access to Subglacial Lake Whillans beneath ∼800 m of ice in West Antarctica. One primary borehole was drilled into the basal ice environment of Subglacial Lake Whillans during the initial field season in 2012/13. This paper describes the process of designing, fabricating, assembling, shipping, testing, commissioning and traversing the WISSARD HWDS leading up to the first scientific use of the system.
|Special Collections||International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology Series, 7th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology|
|Categories||Hot Water Drilling, Subglacial Access|
|Equipment||WISSARD Hot Water Drill|
|Citation||Frank R Rack , Dennis V Duling, Daren S Blythe, Justin Burnett, Dar E Gibson, Graham Roberts, Chad Carpenter, Jeff Lemery, Steve Fischbein ( 2014 ) Developing a hot-water drill system for the WISSARD project: 1. Basic drill system components and design. Annals of Glaciology , 55 , 68 , 285-297 . doi: 10.3189/2014AoG68A031|