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dc.contributor.authorCarlson, Daniel F.
dc.contributor.authorPasma, Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorJacobsen, Mathias Edslev
dc.contributor.authorHansen, Mads Holm
dc.contributor.authorThomsen, Steffen
dc.contributor.authorLillethorup, Jeppe Pinholt
dc.contributor.authorTirsgaard, Frederik Sebastian
dc.contributor.authorFlytkjær, Adam
dc.contributor.authorMelvad, Claus
dc.contributor.authorLaufer, Katja
dc.contributor.authorLund-Hansen, Lars Chresten
dc.contributor.authorMeire, Lorenz
dc.contributor.authorRysgaard, Søren
dc.coverage.spatialArctic Regionen_US
dc.identifier.citationCarlson, D.F., Pasma, J., Jacobsen, M.E., Hansen, M.H., Thomsen, S. et al (2019) Retrieval of Ice Samples Using the Ice Drone. Frontiers in Earth Science, 7:287, 14pp. DOI: 10.3389/feart.2019.00287en_US
dc.description.abstractThe ecological impacts of meltwater produced by icebergs and sea ice in the waters around Greenland are poorly understood, due in part to limited observations. Current field sampling methods are resource and labor-intensive, and not without significant risk. We developed a small, unoccupied, and robotic platform to retrieve ice samples, while simultaneously eliminating safety risks to scientists and their support infrastructure. The IceDrone consists of a modified commercial hexcopter that retrieves ice samples. We describe the design requirements, construction, and testing of the IceDrone. IceDrone’s capabilities were validated in the laboratory and during a field test in January 2019 near Nuuk (southwest Greenland). IceDrone retrieved samples in hard and dry glacial ice in harsh winter conditions. The field test led to modifications in the drilling head design and drilling process that enable it to retrieve samples in thin sea ice. All design files and software are provided in an attempt to rapidly enhance our collective understanding of ice-ocean interactions while improving the safety and productivity of field sampling campaigns.en_US
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dc.subject.otherIce samplesen_US
dc.titleRetrieval of Ice Samples Using the Ice Droneen_US
dc.typeJournal Contributionen_US
dc.subject.parameterDisciplineField geophysicsen_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.titleFrontiers in Earth Scienceen_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.issueArticle 00287en_US
dc.description.adoptionNovel (no adoption outside originators)en_US
dc.description.methodologyTypeReports with methodological relevanceen_US F. Carlson

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