Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Glaciology

Publisher

International Glaciology Society

Publication Date

1990

First Page

11

Last Page

16

Issue Number

122

Volume Number

36

Abstract/ Summary

The Transantarctic Mountains of East Antarctica provide a new milieu for retrieval of ice-core records. We report here on the initial findings from the first of these records, the Dominion Range ice-core record. Sites such as the Dominion Range are valuable for the recovery of records detailing climate change, volcanic activity, and changes in the chemistry of the atmosphere. The unique geographic location of this site and a relatively low accumulation rate combine to provide a relatively long record of change for this potentially sensitive climatic region. As such, information concerning the site and general core characteristics are presented, including ice surface, ice thickness, bore-hole temperature, mean annual net accumulation, crystal size, crystal fabric, oxygen-isotope composition, and examples of ice chemistry and isotopic composition of trapped gases.

Citation/Publisher Attribution

Mayewski, P.A., Twickler, M.S., Lyons, W.B., Spencer, M.J., Meese, D., Gow, A., Grootes, P., Sowers, T., Watson, S., and Saltzman, E., 1990, The Dominion Range ice core, Queen Maud Mountains, Antarctica - General site and core characteristics with implications, Journal of Glaciology, 36(122): 11-16.

Publisher Statement

© Copyright 1990 by International Glaciology Society

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