The researchers from the US-led Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling project spent weeks boring down 2,600ft through the thick ice to make a hole big enough to collect samples.
What does WISSARD stand for?
WISSARD stands for Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling (US NSF)
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Called the Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling (WISSARD) project, it will continue for six years and will study life under the glaciers as well how the glaciers and ice sheet move, how the subglacial water flows, and any implications for climate change.
The Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling (Wissard) team has been using a hot-water drill to melt a 30cm-diameter hole through the overlying ice.