2018-2019 Science Planning Summaries
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2018-2019 USAP Field Season
Project Detail

Project Title

Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO) - McMurdo


The IDDO Blue Ice Drill collects large, 9.5-inch diameter ice cores to 200 m depth.
Photo by: Tanner Kuhl (Engineer, IDDO)
T-150-M Research Location(s): Around station

Summary

Event Number:
T-150-M
NSF Agreement

Program Manager:
Dr. Michael Jackson

ASC POC/Implementer:
John Rand / Dean Einerson


Principal Investigator(s)

Dr. Mary R Albert
mary.r.albert@dartmouth.edu
Dartmouth College
Thayer School of Engineering
Hanover, New Hampshire

Project Web Site:
http://www.icedrill.org/


Location

Supporting Stations: McMurdo Station
Research Locations: Around station


Description

The Ice Drilling Program Office (IDPO): (1) provides community leadership in ice drilling research and development; (2) identifies new technology needs and plans technology development and funding; (3) acquires new drilling technology to support science objectives for new discoveries; (4) provides the drills, equipment, and drilling expertise needed by the science groups; (5) enhances communication and information exchange related to ice coring and drilling science and technology; and (6) establishes activities in collaboration with the polar science and engineering community to contribute to NSF's strategic goals for desired societal outcomes.


Field Season Overview

This season will be a continuation of coordinated retrograde cargo efforts from the WAIS Divide DISC drill project. IDPO personnel will be deploying for the Rapid-Access Ice Drill (RAID) maintenance season January to early February 2019, and to Casey Station with the Australian Antarctic Program.