The composition of air enclosed in natural ice

Stauffer, Bernhard (1981). The composition of air enclosed in natural ice. Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie ZGG, 17(1), pp. 57-78. Wagner

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The air trapped in freshly formed ice gives information concerning the ice formation processes as well as concerning several environmental parameters at the time of ice formation. Air amount, air composition, and the size and form of bubbles may change with time. Possible processes responsible for such changes are discussed. In very cold ice air content and air composition remain almost unchanged. Samples of ancient atmospheric air are therefore very well preserved in cold ice. In temperate ice changes of the air amount and air composition depend on the intergranular water flow through the glacier. This waterflow can be estimated by measuring air amount and air composition in ice samples.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
08 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute > Climate and Environmental Physics

UniBE Contributor:

Stauffer, Bernhard

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

0044-2836

Publisher:

Wagner

Language:

German

Submitter:

BORIS Import 2

Date Deposited:

06 Oct 2021 10:53

Last Modified:

06 Oct 2021 11:37

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/158673

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/158673

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