University of Wisconsin Madison, Space Science and Engineering Center, Ice Core Drilling Services ice core drill. ICDS provides support for National Science Foundation sponsored cold region research. The purpose of this drill is to provide high quality ice cores for atmospheric testing.

Left: Anti-torque assembly needed to secure housing in ice and prevent rotation of housing. Right: Screen barrel need to protect ice core as drill head cuts the ice core.

Left: Ice core drill head with hardened steel cutting inserts. Right: First ice core break.

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