The EPICA Dronning Maud Land deep drilling operation

  title={The EPICA Dronning Maud Land deep drilling operation},
  author={Frank Dr. Wilhelms and Helen Mar Miller and Michael Gerasimoff and Cord Dr{\"u}cker and Andreas Frenzel and Diedrich Fritzsche and Hannes Grobe and Steffen Bo Hansen and Georg Hoffmann and Kerstin H{\"o}rnby and Andrea Jaeschke and Steinunn S. Jakobsd{\'o}ttir and Paul Juckschat and Andrea Karsten and Lorenz Karsten and Patrik R Kaufmann and Torbj{\"o}rn Karlin and Eberhard Kohlberg and Guido Kleffel and Anja Lambrecht and Astrid Lambrecht and Gunther Lawer and Ivan Sch{\"a}rmeli and Johannes Schmitt and Simon G. Sheldon and Morimasa Takata and Marcus Trenke and Birthe Twarloh and Fernando Valero-Delgado and Dorothee Wilhelms-Dick},
We report on the EPICA Dronning Maud Land (East Antarctica) deep drilling operation. Starting with the scientific questions that led to the outline of the EPICA project, we introduce the setting of sister drillings at NorthGRIP and EPICA Dome C within the European ice-coring community. The progress of the drilling operation is described within the context of three parallel, deep-drilling operations, the problems that occurred and the solutions we developed. Modified procedures are described… CONTINUE READING

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