Pine Island Glacier “Practice Makes Perfect”: the 2010 Update

March 29th, 2010 by Kevin Ward

Dr. Robert Bindschadler reports on progress from his team’s work this past Antarctic summer. The project took a major step forward in 2010, although the work that was accomplished was completed far from the Pine Island area. The goal was to conduct field work together for the first time, try out as many techniques as possible and test as much equipment as we could. Looking forward to a return to Pine Island ice shelf in 2011-12.

Read more on the Pine Island Glacier site.

Practice drilling into the ice

Many hands are required to adjust hoses and couplings as the team practices the techniques they will eventually deploy at the Pine Island site.

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