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Ice core samples, Rutford Ice Stream, West Antarctica, 2004-2006


Sections of ice core acquired from upper 100 m of the ice stream during the RABID project. Ice cores were drilled and retrieved using the hot-water ice-corer. Cores were taken at selected depths in two adjacent holes. Core section length = up to 4 m. Number of core sections = 6. Total length = 20.8 m.

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, ice core

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