Age model and stable oxygen isotope mean values of ice core SZ99 from Akademii Nauk ice cap on Severnaya Zemlya, supplement to: Fritzsche, Diedrich; Schütt, Rainer; Meyer, Hanno; Miller, Heinz; Wilhelms, Frank; Opel, Thomas; Savatyugin, Lev M (2005): A 275 year ice core record from Akademii Nauk ice cap, Severnaya Zemlya, Russian Arctic. Annals of Glaciology, 42, 361-366


Between 1999 and 2001, a 724 m long ice core was drilled on Akademii Nauk, the largest glacier on Severnaya Zemlya, Russian Arctic. The drilling site is located near the summit. The core is characterized by high melt-layer content. The melt layers are caused by melting and even by rain during the summer. We present high-resolution data of density, electrical conductivity (dielectrical profiling), stable water isotopes and melt-layer content for the upper 136 m (120 m w.e.) of the ice core. The dating by isotopic cycles and electrical conductivity peak identification suggests that this core section covers approximately the past 275 years. Singularities of volcanogenic and anthropogenic origin provide well-defined additional time markers. Long-term temperatures inferred from 12 year running mean averages of d18O reach their lowest level in the entire record around 1790. Thereafter the d18O values indicate a continuously increasing mean temperature on the Akademii Nauk ice cap until 1935, interrupted only by minor cooling episodes. The 20th century is found to be the warmest period in this record.

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Creator Schütt, Rainer;Miller, Heinz;Fritzsche, Diedrich;Meyer, Hanno;Savatyugin, Lev M;Wilhelms, Frank;Opel, Thomas
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2006
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC-BY)
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (81N,95E)
Temporal Point 1999-05-01T11:59:59Z