Thermal Ice Drilling Technology

  • Pavel G.┬áTalalay

Part of the Springer Geophysics book series (SPRINGERGEOPHYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Pavel G. Talalay
    Pages 1-80
  3. Pavel G. Talalay
    Pages 81-144
  4. Pavel G. Talalay
    Pages 145-250
  5. Pavel G. Talalay
    Pages 251-262
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 275-278

About this book


This book provides a review of thermal ice drilling technologies, including the design, parameters, and performance of various tools and drills for making holes in ice sheets, ice caps, mountain glaciers, ice shelves, and sea ice. In recent years, interest in thermal drilling technology has increased as a result of subglacial lake explorations and extraterrestrial investigations. The book focuses on the latest ice drilling technologies, but also discusses the historical development of ice drilling tools and devices over the last 100 years to offer valuable insights into what is possible and what not to do in the future. Featuring numerous figures and pictures, many of them published for the first time, it is intended for specialists working in ice-core sciences, polar oceanography, drilling engineers and glaciologists, and is also a useful reference for researchers and graduate students working in engineering and cold-regions technology.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Pavel G.┬áTalalay
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Construction EngineeringJilin UniversityChangchunChina

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