University of Wisconsin Madison
Ice Core Drilling Services
Supporting Stations: McMurdo Station
Research Locations: WAIS Divide Camp
The Ice Drill Design and Operations (IDDO) team is the principle supplier of ice drilling and coring equipment, support, and expertise for NSF-funded research. It is operated under the auspices of the Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO), which works in close conjunction with the ice coring and drilling research community. The T-350-M event number comprises IDDO support for WAIS Divide. IDDO's objective for the 2016-2017 field season at WAIS Divide is to support Erin Pettit's (I-166-M) logging project and to assist in returning the remaining DISC Drill cargo to Madison, WI, USA.
Field Season Overview:
This will be the sixth operational season for IDDO’s DISC (Deep Ice Sheet Coring) drill system at WAIS Divide. Fourteen drillers will work with Jeff Severinghaus I-476 to use the DISC Drill's replicate coring technology to collect approximately 250 meters of replicate ice core.
Deploying Team Members:
Charles Bentley (PI)
Kristina Dahnert (Team Leader)
Jay Johnson (Team Leader)