Physical properties and accumulation rates in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, supplement to: Oerter, Hans; Wilhelms, Frank; Jung-Rothenhäusler, Frederik; Göktas, Fidan; Miller, Heinz; Graf, Wolfgang; Sommer, Stefan (2000): Accumulation rates in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, as revealed by dielectric-profiling measurements of shallow firn cores. Annals of Glaciology, 30, 27-34

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The European Programme for Ice Coring in Antarctica includes a comprehensive pre-site survey on the inland ice plateau of Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. The German glaciological programme during the 1997/98 field season was carried out along a 1200 km traverse on Amundsenisen and involved sampling the snow cover in pits and by shallow firn cores. This paper focuses on the accumulation studies. The cores were dated by dielectric-profiling and continuous-flow analysis. Distinct volcanogenic peaks and seasonal signals in the profiles served to establish a depth time-scale. The eruptions of Krakatoa, Tambora, an unknown volcano, Kuwae and El Chichon are well-documented in the ice. Variations of the accumulation rates over different times were inferred from the depth time-scales. A composite record of accumulation rates for the last 200 years was produced by stacking 12 annually resolved records. According to this, accumulation rates decreased in the 19th century and increased in the 20th century. The recent values are by no means extraordinary, as they do not exceed the values at the beginning of the 19th century. Variations in accumulation rates are most probably linked to temperature variations indicated in d18O records from Amundsenisen.

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DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.728162
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.3189/172756400781820705
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.2312/BzP_0367_2000
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.728162
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Creator Oerter, Hans; Wilhelms, Frank; Jung-Rothenhäusler, Frederik; Göktas, Fidan; Miller, Heinz; Graf, Wolfgang; Sommer, Stefan
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2000
Funding Reference Fifth Framework Programme; Fourth Framework Programme
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
OpenAccess true
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Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Collection of Datasets
Format application/zip
Size 37 datasets
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-9.742W, -75.582S, 6.502E, -70.707N); Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica
Temporal Coverage Begin 1997-12-04T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1998-12-29T00:00:00Z