Drilling operations for the South Pole Ice Core (SPICEcore) project

Title Drilling operations for the South Pole Ice Core (SPICEcore) project
Publication Type
Journal Article
Year
2020
Author(s) Jay A Johnson , Tanner W Kuhl, Grant Boeckmann, Chris J Gibson, Joshua Jetson, Zachary Meulemans, Kristina R Slawny, Joseph M Souney
Journal/ Publication
Annals of Glaciology
Pagination
1-14
Abstract

Over the course of the 2014/15 and 2015/16 austral summer seasons, the South Pole Ice Core project recovered a 1751 m deep ice core at the South Pole. This core provided a high-resolution record of paleoclimate conditions in East Antarctica during the Holocene and late Pleistocene. The drilling and core processing were completed using the new US Intermediate Depth Drill system, which was designed and built by the US Ice Drilling Program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In this paper, we present and discuss the setup, operation, and performance of the drill system.

DOI
10.1017/aog.2020.64
File
URL
Categories Intermediate-/Medium-Depth Drills
Equipment Intermediate Depth Drill (U.S.)
Citation Jay A Johnson , Tanner W Kuhl, Grant Boeckmann, Chris J Gibson, Joshua Jetson, Zachary Meulemans, Kristina R Slawny, Joseph M Souney ( 2020 ) Drilling operations for the South Pole Ice Core (SPICEcore) project. Annals of Glaciology , 1-14 . doi: 10.1017/aog.2020.64
Lead Author
Jay A Johnson