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Title: The Philberth probe for investigating polar ice caps
Authors: Aamot, H. W. C. (Haldor W. C.)
Keywords: Glaciers
Ice caps
Thermal probes
Philberth probe
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Special Report
Abstract: The Philberth probe is a surface-controlled, nonrecoverable instrumented vehicle that can penetrate polar ice sheets down to 3600 m by melting. It can be used to measure temperature, stress, ice movement, and seismic, acoustic and dielectric properties. It can also be used for other investigations with remote instrumentation. The probe consists of a hot point for melt penetration, instrumentation for control and measurement functions, two supply conductor coils to link the probe with the surface for transmission of power and measurement signals, and a reservoir section. The probe is filled with a dielectric fluid.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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