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Springer Geophysics

Thermal Ice Drilling Technology

Authors: Talalay, Pavel G.

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  • Includes descriptions of all methods of making holes in snow, firn and ice by melting, based on the experiences of leading professionals and practitioners
  • Includes more than 350 figures many of them published for the first time
  • Focuses on the engineering decisions and field performance of thermal drilling operations in ice, as well as drilling problems and possible solutions
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This book provides a review of thermal ice drilling technologies, including the design, parameters, and performance of various tools and drills for making holes in ice sheets, ice caps, mountain glaciers, ice shelves, and sea ice. In recent years, interest in thermal drilling technology has increased as a result of subglacial lake explorations and extraterrestrial investigations. The book focuses on the latest ice drilling technologies, but also discusses the historical development of ice drilling tools and devices over the last 100 years to offer valuable insights into what is possible and what not to do in the future. Featuring numerous figures and pictures, many of them published for the first time, it is intended for specialists working in ice-core sciences, polar oceanography, drilling engineers and glaciologists, and is also a useful reference for researchers and graduate students working in engineering and cold-regions technology.

About the authors

Dr. Pavel G. Talalay is a Professor at the College of Construction Engineering and Director of the Polar Research Center at Jilin University, Changchun, China. He holds Drilling Engineer (1984), Ph.D. (1995) and Doc. Eng. (2007) degrees in Exploration Engineering from St. Petersburg Mining University, Russia, where he has worked as Professor and Chair of the Dept. He also worked as a Guest Researcher for the Niels Bohr Institute (Copenhagen University, Denmark) (1998-1999). His research interests are associated with different aspects of drilling technology in ice and permafrost; ice properties and dynamics of ice sheets; environmental problems in polar regions. He has taken part in six field expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctica, and was involved in drilling the deepest hole in ice (3769 m), at Vostok Station, Antarctica. He is the author of about 200 publications, was awarded the 2006 International Geneva Salon of Inventions Gold Medal and was the winner of the 2009 International Contest on 3D-Modelling. Prof. Talalay was a member of IDDO Technical Advisory Board, University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA (2009-2017). Currently he leads several projects on drilling through East Antarctic Ice Sheet.


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-8848-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-8847-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Thermal Ice Drilling Technology
Authors
Series Title
Springer Geophysics
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Geological Publishing House and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for print book in mainland China: Geological Publishing House
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-8848-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-8848-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-8847-7
Series ISSN
2364-9119
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 278
Number of Illustrations
172 b/w illustrations, 176 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with Geological Publishing House, Beijing, China
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