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Published March 2000 | Published
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A hot-water ice-coring drill


A new method of ice-core drilling uses an annulus of hot-water jets to melt out a cylindrical ice core. This lightweight device used in combination with a fast hot-water drill can quickly obtain ice cores from any depth.

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© 2000 International Glaciological Society. MS received 4 May 1999 and accepted in revised form 28 October 1999. Publication date: 2000-03-01. We thank our fine-mechanics B. Purchase and S. Cisnera for helpful suggestions and able machining. This work was supported by grant OPP-9319018 from the U.S. National Science Foundation.

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