Contents of water, sulphur, total organic and inorganic carbon, XRF counts of Ti, S and Ca and radiocarbon ages of sediment core Co1008 from Skua Lake, Rauer Group, East Antarctica, supplement to: Berg, Sonja; White, Duanne A; Bennike, Ole; Fülop, Réka-H; Fink, David; Wagner, Bernd; Melles, Martin (2016): Unglaciated areas in East Antarctica during the Last Glacial (Marine Isotope Stage 3) - New evidence from Rauer Group. Quaternary Science Reviews, 153, 1-10


Limited information on the East Antarctic Ice Sheet (EAIS) geometry during Marine Isotope Stage 3 (MIS 3; 60-25 ka) restricts our understanding of its behaviour during periods of climate and sea level change. Ice sheet models forced by global parameters suggest an expanded EAIS compared to the Holocene during MIS 3, but field evidence from East Antarctic coastal areas contradicts such modelling, and suggests that the ice sheet margins were no more advanced than at present. Here we present a new lake sediment record, and cosmogenic exposure results from bedrock, which confirm that Rauer Group (eastern Prydz Bay) was ice-free for much of MIS 3. We also refine the likely duration of the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) glaciation in the region.

Metadata Access
Creator Berg, Sonja
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2016
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC-BY)
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Collection of Datasets
Format application/zip
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (69S,78E)
Temporal Point 2007-03-07T11:59:59Z