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The James Ross Island and the Fletcher Promontory ice-core drilling projects

Mulvaney, Robert; Triest, Jack; Alemany, Olivier. 2014 The James Ross Island and the Fletcher Promontory ice-core drilling projects. Annals of Glaciology, 55 (68). 179-188. 10.3189/2014AoG68A044

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Abstract/Summary

Following on from the successful project to recover an ice core to bedrock on Berkner Island, similar drilling equipment and logistics were used on two further projects to recover ice cores to bedrock in the Antarctic Peninsula. At James Ross Island, a ship- and helicopter-supported project drilled to bedrock at 363m depth in a single season, while a Twin Otter-supported project drilled to bedrock at 654m depth, again in a single season, from Fletcher Promontory. In both new projects, drilling was from the surface, with the infrastructure enclosed in a tent, using an uncased, partially fluid-filled, borehole.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3189/2014AoG68A044
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Polar Science for Planet Earth (2009 - ) > Chemistry and Past Climate
ISSN: 0260-3055
Additional Keywords: glaciological instruments and methods, ice coring, palaeoclimate
Date made live: 05 Jan 2015 12:00 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/507362

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