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Optimal site selection for a high-resolution ice core record in East Antarctica

Vance, Tessa; Roberts, Jason; Moy, Andrew D.; Curran, Mark A J; Tozer, Carly R.; Gallant, Ailie J.E.; Abram, Nerilie; van Ommen, Tas; Young, Duncan A.; Grima, Cyril; Blankenship, Don D.; Siegert, Martin J.


Ice cores provide some of the best-dated and most comprehensive proxy records, as they yield a vast and growing array of proxy indicators. Selecting a site for ice core drilling is nonetheless challenging, as the assessment of potential new sites needs to consider a variety of factors. Here, we demonstrate a systematic approach to site selection for a new East Antarctic high-resolution ice core record. Specifically, seven criteria are considered: (1) 2000-year-old ice at 300 m depth; (2) above...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Climate of the Past
DOI: 10.5194/cp-12-595-2016
Access Rights: Open Access


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