|Title||Portable Thermal Core Drill for Temperate Glaciers|
|Author(s)||Shreve RL , Barclay Kamb|
Journal of Glaciology
In the summer of 1962 a completely portable and relatively simple electrically heated thermal core drill of new design was constructed and used to obtain 16 oriented samples of ice 2.5 cm. in diameter by 120 cm. in length from depths ranging from 12 m. to 137 m. in lower Blue Glacier, Mount Olympus, Washington, U.S.A. The thermal element is a 0.260-in. (0.66-cm.) diameter 300-W. 150-V. tubular heater bent to form an annulus with an external diameter of 5.0 cm. Opposed ratchet-like teeth break off and hold the core inside the tubular core barrel. Orientation is recorded photographically by a commercial inclinometer modified to show azimuth and to be controlled from the surface.
|Categories||Lightweight/Portable, Thermal Drilling|
|Citation||Shreve RL , Barclay Kamb ( 1964 ) Portable Thermal Core Drill for Temperate Glaciers. Journal of Glaciology , 5 , 37 , 113-117 . doi: 10.3189/S002214300002863X|