BAS glaciologist using ice drill

BAS glaciologist using ice drill

E215/0203 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 20.0MB

Downloadable file size: 1.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: British Antarctic Survey (BAS) glaciologists use an electromechanical ice drill to extract ice cores from within the Antarctic ice sheet. This type of drill can reach depths of 300 metres, yielding ice that fell as snow several thousand years ago. The ice cores are transported back to BAS headquarters at Cambridge, England, where various techniques are employed to analyse in extremely fine detail the chemical & radiochemical trace elements they contain. This data provides evidence of past changes in climate & of current trends in the pollution of the atmosphere.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: antarctic, drilling, environment, glaciology, ice core, of ice core

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.