Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Pavel G. Talalay
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  3. Pavel G. Talalay
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  4. Pavel G. Talalay
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  5. Pavel G. Talalay
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  6. Pavel G. Talalay
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  7. Pavel G. Talalay
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  8. Pavel G. Talalay
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 281-284

About this book


This book provides a review of mechanical ice drilling technology, including the design, parameters, and performance of various tools and drills for making holes in snow, firn and ice. The material presents the historical development of ice drilling tools and devices from the first experience taken place more than 170 years ago to the present day and focuses on the modern vision of ice drilling technology. It is illustrated with numerous pictures, many of them published for the first time. This book is intended for specialists in ice core sciences, drilling engineers, glaciologists, and can be useful for high-school students and other readers who are very interested in engineering and cold regions technology.


Field techniques in glaciology Ice-drilling methods Mechanical fracture of ice Antarctic Ice Sheet Greenland Ice Sheet Snow drilling Firn drilling History of ice drilling

Authors and affiliations

  • Pavel G.┬áTalalay
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Construction Engineering,Polar Research Center, Jilin UniversityChangchunChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Geological Publishing House, Beijing and Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0559-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0560-2
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Industry Sectors
Materials & Steel
Oil, Gas & Geosciences