The Antarctic ice borehole probe

A. Behar, F. Carsey, A. Lane, H. Engelhardt

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

8 Scopus citations


The Antarctic Ice Borehole Probe mission is a glaciological investigation, scheduled for November 2000- January 2001, that will acquire visible-light images and video in a hot-water drilled hole in the West Antarctic ice sheet. The objectives of the probe are to observe ice-bed interactions with a downward looking camera, and ice inclusions and structure, including hypothesized ice accretion, with a side-looking camera. The Probe mission also serves as a stepping-stone in the development of technology to acquire data in extreme ice and liquid environments. The information and experience will aid projects involving exploration in ice/liquid environments, including missions to Lake Vostok in Antarctica, Mars Polar Caps and Europa, Jupiter's moon. This focus of this paper is to describe the design and use of the probe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001 IEEE Aerospace Conference - Big Sky, MT, United States
Duration: Mar 10 2001Mar 17 2001


Other2001 IEEE Aerospace Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBig Sky, MT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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