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Development of the Rapid Access Ice Drill: Phase 1 Design
Entry ID: RAID_Phase_1

Abstract: We completed a detailed engineering design for a new mobile drilling platform for future use on the ice sheets of Antarctica. Based on a competitive bidding process, a search for an engineering design firm was conducted by the University of Minnesota (UM) in late 2012 and early 2013. In response to a Request for Proposals issued by UM, a successful proposal was submitted by DOSECC Exploration ... View entire text

Purpose: The goal of this system is to gain rapid access to deep ice (drilling penetration up to 3300 m depth), followed by coring of the ice-sheet bed interface and bedrock substrate below. This novel drilling technology will provide an entirely new way to obtain in situ measurements and samples of ice, glacial bed, and rock for interdisciplinary studies in geology, glaciology, paleoclimate, microbiology, ... View entire text
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Description: NSF Award #1242027
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Start Date: 1970-01-01
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DIF Creation Date: 2014-09-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-08