WISSARD

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AcronymDefinition
WISSARDWhillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling (US NSF)
WISSARDWhat If Simulation System for Advanced Research and Development (US government)
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The Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling (WISSARD) project drilled down through half a mile of ice to reach the lake in January 2013 and took samples.
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.
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.