Polar and Alpine Events Calendar
To Wednesday 20 January 2021
The IceCube community is hosting a second Polar Science Workshop that will be held online. The main purposes of this workshop are to solicit a scan on research ideas regarding the planned upgrade of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at South Pole, and to continue to promote exchange between the two fields of glaciology and neutrino astronomy. In particular, the organizers hope seek input and proposals from the glaciology community on experiments and instrumentation complementary to the planned array of drilled boreholes as part of the IceCube neutrino array.
Topics in focus
- Rapid Access Drilling (RAID) at the South Pole and the possibility of a long term open hole
- SPICEcore physical properties (in particular grain size, elongation, orientation and fabric), expected hole lifetime and borehole logging
- Modeling of optical and radio propagation in birefringent polycrystals with crystal preferred orientation (CPO and COF)
- Glaciology instrumentation in the IceCube Upgrade and IceCube Gen2
- Data interests (both in terms of IceCube data (temperatures, images, ice analyses, ...) for glaciology, as well as glaciological data being interesting to the IceCube detector modelling)
- Drilling technology and logistics
- Bedrock morphology and characteristics
- Englacial heterogeneities and structures, layering architecture
Indico (registration and detailed infos): https://events.icecube.wisc.edu/event/128/
P.S. For those not familiar with IceCube, the most recent press release provides a good overview on the goals of IceCube as well as the aims of the planned upgrade.