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The solar powered drill system

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Resource Type

  1. Drill


  1. Resource Description
    Solar panels are a reliable, pollution-free and light-weight source of power. The use of solar powered drills for ice core recovery was pioneered by the Ice Core Paleoclimatology Group at OSU and Bruce Koci of the Polar Ice Coring Office in the early 1980s. The superiority of solar power for ice core drilling (where adequate solar insolation is available) was first demonstrated by the recovery of two cores the bedrock on the Quelccaya Ice Capin 1983.
  2. Additional Name
    solar powered drill system
  3. Contact
    Bryd Contact
  4. Website(s)
  5. Part of Collection
    Office of Research Collection
  6. Part of Collection
    Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
  7. Part of Collection
    College of Arts and Sciences Collection
  8. Location
    Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center
Provenance Metadata About This Resource Record

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