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Springer Geophysics

Mechanical Ice Drilling Technology

Authors: Talalay, Pavel G.

  • Includes descriptions of all the methods of making holes in snow, firn and ice by mechanical fracture based on more than 500 references, personal communications from the leading ice drilling scientists and personal experience of the author
  • Contains 400 figures, many of them published for the first time
  • Focuses on the field performance of mechanical drilling operations in ice, drilling problems and possible solutions
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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.

About the authors

Dr. Pavel G. Talalay is Professor of the College of Construction Engineering and Director of Polar Research Center at Jilin University, Changchun, China. He earned Drilling Engineer (1984), PhD (1995) and Doc. Eng. (2007) degrees in exploration engineering from St. Petersburg State Mining Institute, Russia, where he previously worked as Professor and Chair of the Dept. He has also worked for Niels Bohr Institute (Copenhagen University, Denmark) as Guest Researcher (1998-1999). His research interests are associated with different aspects of drilling technology in Polar Regions, especially on glaciers and ice sheets. He attended six field expeditions in Arctic and Antarctica and took part in the drilling operations of the deepest hole in ice (3769 m) at Vostok Station, Antarctica. He is the author of about 200 publications and got 2006 International Geneva Salon of Inventions Gold Medal and 2009 International Contest on 3D-Modelling Winner Award. Since 2009 Prof. Pavel Talalay has been a member of IDDO Technical Advisory Board, University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Buy this book

Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-0559-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-9193-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mechanical Ice Drilling Technology
Authors
Series Title
Springer Geophysics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Geological Publishing House, Beijing and Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
Distribution Rights
Distribution right for print book in China: Geological Publishing House, China
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-0559-6
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9193-3
Series ISSN
2364-9119
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 284
Number of Illustrations
160 b/w illustrations, 219 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with Geological Publishing House, China
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