ANtarctic geological DRILLing (ANDRILL) drilling rig
Entry ID: ANDRILL_drilling_rig

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Summary
Abstract: Development of a new capability for recovery of stratigraphic and rock samples
from Antarctica. The ANDRILL (ANtarctic geological DRILLing) Program has a new
drilling rig and system to recover rock and sediment core from the Antarctic
shelf. The new drilling rig operates from a floating ice platform (sea-ice or
ice shelf) and can function in water depths up to 1000 m and recover up to 1000
m of sediment core (> 95% core recovery). This new system builds on the
success of the Cape Roberts Project. A diamond bit, wire-line system with
re-circulating mud and riser system ensures high % core recovery. This drilling
system will be first employed in Antarctica during years 2006 and 2007 as part
of the McMurdo Ice Shelf Project (MIS) and the Southern McMurdo Sound Project
(SMS), descriptions of which are available at site http://andrill.org/. The
MIS Project will access the water column and sea-floor through a 130 m-thick
ice shelf. No data are yet available, because drilling has not yet started.
This entry is to note the availability of the new tool for Antarctic geological
exploration.

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >BIOGENIC SEDIMENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >SEDIMENTATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS >ISOTOPES    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS >MICROFOSSILS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS >SEDIMENTS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS >STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOCHEMISTRY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMAGNETISM >MAGNETIC FIELD >MAGNETIC DECLINATION    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMAGNETISM    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTARY ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >SEDIMENT CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS >SEDIMENTARY STRUCTURES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE GEOPHYSICS >PLATE TECTONICS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
DRILLING PLATFORMS    [Information]


Instrument
CORING DEVICES    [Information]
ROCK CORERS    [Information]
SEDIMENT CORERS    [Information]


Project
ANDRILL >Antarctic Drilling Program    [Information]


Data Set Progress
PLANNED


Data Center
Antarctic Drilling Program, University of Nebraska, Lincoln    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://andrill.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: DAVID MICHAEL HARWOOD
Phone: 402-472-6745
Fax: 402-472-6724
Email: dharwood1.unl.edu
Contact Address:
ANDRILL Science Management Office
126 Bessey Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
City: Lincoln
Province or State: NE
Postal Code: 68588-0341
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-07-09

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