Science Requirements: RAM Drill

Title Science Requirements: RAM Drill
Publication Type
Author(s) Sridhar Anandakrishnan , Paul Winberry, IDPO
Date Published

The IDPO Long Range Science Plan 2016 identified science goals for ice drilling that spanned a wide range of science targets. For field projects with limited logistical support where geophysical information is needed, an agile, scientist-operated, shot hole drill is needed to rapidly create holes in firn to depths of approximately 40-100 m depths. From discussions organized by IDPO with iterative discussions between IDPO, scientists, and IDDO staff, the following are the science requirements for the drill.

Special Collections IDP Documents, Science Requirements (IDP Equipment)
Categories Air Drilling (Compressed; Reverse Circulation), Fast Access
Equipment RAM Drill (U.S.)
Citation Sridhar Anandakrishnan , Paul Winberry, IDPO ( 2017 ) Science Requirements: RAM Drill. .
Lead Author
Sridhar Anandakrishnan