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RABID: Basal conditions on Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica: Hot-water drilling and downhole instrumentation. British Antarctic Survey Field Report, R/2004/S3 [BAS Archives Ref: AD6/2R/2004/S3]

Smith, A.M. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8577-482X. 2005 RABID: Basal conditions on Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica: Hot-water drilling and downhole instrumentation. British Antarctic Survey Field Report, R/2004/S3 [BAS Archives Ref: AD6/2R/2004/S3]. British Antarctic Survey, 75pp. (Base & Field reports series) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

The main fieldwork for project AFI 1-05 (the RABID project) was carried out on Rutford Ice Stream in the 2004/05 field season. The biggest scientific task was to access the ice stream bed using a hot-water drill. This would enable a number of investigations within the bed and the ice. The project also involved a substantial suite of surface geophysical measurements. Together, these formed an integrated programme studying ice dynamics, basal conditions and climate and glacial history. Although the drilling reached within ~100 m of the bottom of the ice (ice thickness ~2200 m), irretrievable equipment failure meant that we did not reach the ice stream bed. The surface work was much more successful and is giving significant and in some cases, unexpected, results.

Item Type: Publication - Report
Funders/Sponsors: British Antarctic Survey/Natural Environment Research Council
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This material may only be used for non-commercial research and private study. For all other purposes further permission should be sought from the BAS Archives Service, which will usually be in the form of a licence. Suitable acknowledgement must be made of the British Antarctic Survey as the source of the material, and of the copyright owner and author, and full reference must be provided where appropriate. E.g. “Smith, A, 2005. 'RABID: Basal conditions on Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica: Hot-water drilling and downhole instrumentation. Reproduced courtesy of the British Antarctic Survey Archives Service. Archives ref. AD6/2R/2004/S3. Copyright UK Research and Innovation”
Date made live: 07 Aug 2020 14:40 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/528313

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