30 September 2019 to 3 October 2019
The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
Europe/Copenhagen timezone

Rapid Air Movement Drill Upgrade

1 Oct 2019, 17:00
20m
The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters H.C. Andersens Boulevard 35 DK-1553 Copenhagen V Denmark
Oral Session 4

Speaker

Mr Christopher Gibson (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Description

Significant upgrades to the Rapid Air Movement (RAM) Drill were developed and tested in 2018 by the U.S. Ice Drilling Program (IDP) for the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). The design of the system leverages the existing infrastructure of the RAM Drill to greatly reduce the logistical burden of deploying the drill while maintaining the ability to drill an access hole in firn and ice to 100m in 20 minutes or less. In this presentation, characteristics of the drill are described, along with a description of the drill performance in the testing at Raven field camp in Greenland.

Primary author

Mr Christopher Gibson (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Co-authors

Mr Grant Boeckmann (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Mr Tanner Kuhl (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Mr Joshua Jetson (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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