Core handling, transportation and processing for the South Pole ice core (SPICEcore) project

Annals of Glaciology
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Abstract

An intermediate-depth (1751 m) ice core was drilled at the South Pole between 2014 and 2016 using the newly designed US Intermediate Depth Drill. The South Pole ice core is the highest-resolution interior East Antarctic ice core record that extends into the glacial period. The methods used at the South Pole to handle and log the drilled ice, the procedures used to safely retrograde the ice back to the National Science Foundation Ice Core Facility (NSF-ICF), and the methods used to process and sample the ice at the NSF-ICF are described. The South Pole ice core exhibited minimal brittle ice, which was likely due to site characteristics and, to a lesser extent, to drill technology and core handling procedures.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Core handling, transportation and processing for the South Pole ice core (SPICEcore) project
Series title Annals of Glaciology
DOI 10.1017/aog.2020.80
Edition Online First
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Contributing office(s) Core Research Center
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