Perspectives for development of ice drilling technology: continuation of the discussion

Title Perspectives for development of ice drilling technology: continuation of the discussion
Publication Type
Journal Article
Year
2020
Author(s) Pavel Talalay , Hong J
Journal/ Publication
Annals of Glaciology
Pagination
1-14
Abstract

Recently, innovations in ice drilling have yielded considerable improvements to existing drilling techniques, as well as innovative drilling technologies that can be used in new types of applications. However, some specific challenges have to be addressed for improving existing drilling methods and developing new ones: (1) combination and unification of different drilling systems; (2) facilitating ice core breaking; (3) improving existing systems and developing new rapid-access ice drilling systems; (4) reliable elimination of ice hydraulic fracturing problems; (5) developing new environment-friendly methods of drilling in the sub-glacial lake sediments; and (6) design of unconventional ice drilling systems. Possible solutions to these problems are presented herein.

DOI
10.1017/aog.2020.81
File
URL
Special Collections International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology Series, 8th International Ice Drill Symposium
Categories Air Drilling (Compressed; Reverse Circulation), Fast Access, Hydrofracture, Laser Drilling, Subglacial Access, Subglacial Till/Bedrock Drilling, Thermal Drilling
Equipment Agile Sub-Ice Geological (ASIG) Drill, Deep Ice Sheet Coring (DISC) Drill, Rapid Access Ice Drill (RAID), Rapid Access Isotope Drill (UK RAID), Replicate Coring System, SUBGLACIOR probe
Citation Pavel Talalay , Hong J ( 2020 ) Perspectives for development of ice drilling technology: continuation of the discussion. Annals of Glaciology , 1-14 . doi: 10.1017/aog.2020.81
Lead Author
Pavel Talalay