A borehole camera system for imaging the deep interior of ice sheets

Frank Carsey, Alberto Behar, A. Lonne Lane, Vince Realmuto, Hermann Engelhardt

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Abstract

The design and first deployment is described for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology ice borehole camera system for acquisition of down-looking and side-looking images in a borehole made by a hot-water drill. The objective of the system is to acquire images in support of studies of the basal dynamics and thermodynamics of West Antarctic ice streams. A few sample images, obtained during the 2000/01 Antarctic field season, are shown from the basal layers of Ice Stream C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)622-628
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Glaciology
Volume48
Issue number163
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

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Carsey, F., Behar, A., Lane, A. L., Realmuto, V., & Engelhardt, H. (2002). A borehole camera system for imaging the deep interior of ice sheets. Journal of Glaciology, 48(163), 622-628. https://doi.org/10.3189/172756502781831124