Analyses of two ice cores drilled at the ice-sheet margin in West Greenland

Clausen, H.B.; Stauffer, B. (1988). Analyses of two ice cores drilled at the ice-sheet margin in West Greenland. Annals of glaciology, 10, pp. 23-27. International Glaciological Society 10.3189/S0260305500004109

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In 1978 two ice cores were drilled to depths of 46 and 92 m respectively at Camp 3, at the west margin of the Greenland ice sheet. Both core drillings reached bedrock. In addition, surface samples were collected in the marginal area along an estimated flow line.

The δl8O profiles of the two ice cores and of the surface samples show similar features. All three δ180 records reveal the characteristic shift (of 5–6 per mil for the Pleistocene-Holocene transition 11 000 years ago) observed in Greenland deep ice cores from Camp Century and Dye 3.

The δ18O results, as well as the measured temperature profiles in the bore holes, are used to provide more insight into the rheology of the ice sheet. The analyses of marginal ice samples is an important supplement to deep ice-core analyses.

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

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Stauffer, Bernhard


500 Science > 530 Physics




International Glaciological Society




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