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Drill monitoring data, Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica, 2004-2006


Digital time series data collected for monitoring of drilling during the RABID project. Data includes water temperature, pressure, flow, drill depth and hose tension.

Primary data recorded on Campbell CR10X data logger in proprietary (.dat) format with ASCII output for all sensors. Additional water temperature data recorded on Fishtag and TinyTalk loggers in (respectively) proprietary .dsd and .ttd format. Data are also provided in Excel and/or csv formats.

The RABID project employed hot-water drilling techniques, down-hole instrumentation, as well as surface geophysical measurements, to form an integrated programme studying ice dynamics, basal conditions, climate and glacial history.

Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctic ice sheet, water level monitoring

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