|Title||RAM-2 Drill system development: an upgrade of the Rapid Air Movement Drill|
|Author(s)||Chris J Gibson , Grant Boeckmann, Zachary Meulemans, Tanner W Kuhl, Jim Koehler, Jay A Johnson, Kristina R Slawny|
Annals of Glaciology
Significant upgrades to the Rapid Air Movement (RAM) Drill were developed and tested by the US Ice Drilling Program in 2016 through 2020 for the U.S. National Science Foundation. The design of the system leverages the existing infrastructure of the RAM Drill with the goal of greatly reducing the logistical burden of deploying the drill while maintaining the ability to drill an access hole in firn and ice to 100 m in 40 min or less. In this paper, characteristics of the drill are described, along with a description of the drill performance during the testing at Raven Camp in Greenland and at WAIS Divide Camp in Antarctica.
|Special Collections||International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology Series, 8th International Ice Drill Symposium|
|Categories||Air Drilling (Compressed; Reverse Circulation), Fast Access|
|Equipment||RAM Drill (U.S.)|
|Citation||Chris J Gibson , Grant Boeckmann, Zachary Meulemans, Tanner W Kuhl, Jim Koehler, Jay A Johnson, Kristina R Slawny ( 2021 ) RAM-2 Drill system development: an upgrade of the Rapid Air Movement Drill. Annals of Glaciology , 62 , 84 , 99-108 . doi: 10.1017/aog.2020.72|