2012-2013 Science Planning Summaries
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Ice Drill Design and Operations (IDDO) support for WAIS Divide
The DISC Drill's new borehole imaging system is deployed at WAIS Divide. Photo Credit: Jay Johnson. 

Program Manager:
Dr. Michael Jackson

NSF Agreement

ASC POC/Implementer:
Deborah Roth / Jessica Jenkins

Dr. Charles Bentley (Principal Investigator)

University of Wisconsin Madison
Ice Core Drilling Services
Madison, Wisconsin

Supporting Stations:  McMurdo Station
Research Locations:  WAIS Divide Camp

Project Description:
The Ice Drill Design and Operations (IDDO) team is the principal 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. IDDO's objective for the 2016-2017 field season at WAIS Divide is to support the I-166-M (Pettit) logging project and to assist in returning the remaining deep ice sheet coring (DISC) drill cargo to Madison, Wisconsin.

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)
  • Patrick Cassidy
  • Jamie Coyne
  • Kristina Dahnert (Team Leader)
  • David Ferris
  • Christopher Gibson
  • Michael Jayred
  • Don Lebar
  • Linda Morris
  • Nicolai Mortensen

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