The Rapid Access Ice Drill (RAID) will penetrate the Antarctic ice sheets in order to core through deep ice, the glacial bed, and into bedrock below.
RAID will give the scientific community access to a richer record of change on a variety of timescales, from the billion-year rock record to thousand-year ice and climate histories.
Interested in scientific participation?
RAID will be operated as a scientific facility open to the U.S. Antarctic research community. Use of the drilling platform will be organized by collaborative research proposals to the NSF. If you are interested in participating in the science, please let us know.
RAID is supported by the National Science Foundation