The ICDP lake Bosumtwi drilling project: A first report

Christian Koeberl, John Peck, John King, Bernd Milkereit, Jonathan Overpeck, Christopher Scholz

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The 10.5 -km-diameter, 1.07-Ma Bosumtwi impact crater was the subject of a multi-disciplinary and international drilling effort of the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) from July to October 2004. Sixteen different holes were drilled at six locations within the lake, to a maximum depth of 540 m. A total of about 2.2 km of core material was obtained. Despite some technical and logistical challenges, the project has been very successful and it is anticipated that the first scientific results will be available in late 2005.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-27
Number of pages5
JournalScientific Drilling
StatePublished - Sep 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering


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