Ice Core Drill on Taylor Glacier

December 23rd, 2007 andrea Posted in news, sounds | Comments Off on Ice Core Drill on Taylor Glacier

matt with drill

I spent my first day in the Dry Valleys on Taylor glacier with Hassan, Liz Bagshaw and Matt Hoffman. They were using an ice core drill to access the interior of cryoconite holes (cylindrical cavities in the ice filled with sediment, water, and air and covered with a clear ice lid) for Liz’s research and to measure the penetration of solar radiation at various depths of ice for Matt’s research. Pictured is Matt and the drill, and this is what it sounded like in action:

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