|Title||Science Requirements: BASE (Basal Access and Subglacial Exploration) Drill|
|Author(s)||Joerg M Schaefer , Jason Briner, Brent Goehring, Mary R Albert|
The 2021 IDP Long Range Science Plan identified science goals for ice drilling that spanned a wide range of science targets, including a goal to develop a better understanding of the extent and volume of glaciers and ice sheets under paleoclimatic conditions warmer than the present. Cosmogenic nuclides in rock beneath glaciers and ice sheets can reveal former ice sheet extent and the timing and duration of past exposure periods. Under ice approximately 200m thick and less, logistically nimble methods for recovery of rock cores are needed for use near outcrops and near the ice margins. From discussions between representatives of the research community and with IDP, the following are the science requirements for the BASE Drill.
|Special Collections||IDP Documents, Science Requirements (IDP Equipment)|
|Categories||Englacial Debris/Rock Glaciers, Subglacial Access, Subglacial Till/Bedrock Drilling|
|Equipment||BASE (Basal Access and Subglacial Exploration) Drill|
|Citation||Joerg M Schaefer , Jason Briner, Brent Goehring, Mary R Albert ( 2023 ) Science Requirements: BASE (Basal Access and Subglacial Exploration) Drill. 1-2 .|