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Journal of Glaciology

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The Holocene portion of the Siple Dome (Antarctica) ice core was dated by interpreting the electrical, visual and chemical properties of the core. The data were interpreted manually and with a computer algorithm. The algorithm interpretation was adjusted to be consistent with atmospheric methane stratigraphic ties to the GISP2 (Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2) ice core, (BE)-B-10 stratigraphic ties to the dendrochronology C-14 record and the dated volcanic stratigraphy. The algorithm interpretation is more consistent and better quantified than the tedious and subjective manual interpretation.

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Taylor, KC, Alley, RB, Meese, DA, Spencer, MK, Brook, EJ, Dunbar, NW, Finkel, RC, et al., 2004, Dating the Siple Dome (Antarctica) Ice Core By Manual and Computer Interpretation of Annual Layering: Journal of Glaciology, v. 50, p. 453-461. Available on publisher's site at:

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