Materials Available for Mountain Glacier Research

Title Materials Available for Mountain Glacier Research
Publication Type
Author(s) Bruce R Koci
Journal/ Publication
PICO TN-91-01

PICO has a long history of providing drills and related equipment for use in remote areas. A composite hand auger is available with a depth capability of 40m. Beyond this, electrical systems (mechanical or thermal) are available to drill 300m using a Kevlar reinforced electromechanical cable for suspension. All three systems can be transported by small plane, helicopter, pack animal, or manhaul. A description of PICO drilling systems is provided in Proenza et all. (1990). Tensile and dome structures can be used for shelter, and several light complete the package. In addition, core boxes with a eutectic freezing mixture package are available to ensure the core gets out in frozen condition.

TN 91-01_0058.pdf (84.09 KB)
Special Collections PICO (Polar Ice Coring Office)
Categories Lightweight/Portable
Equipment Electrothermal (ET/ETED/ATED) Drills, Hand Augers, Shallow EM drills
Citation Bruce R Koci ( 1991 ) Materials Available for Mountain Glacier Research. PICO TN-91-01 , 1-2 .
Lead Author
Bruce R Koci