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Glaciology of Blue Ice Areas in Antarctica
Entry ID: Hamilton_0229245

Abstract: A 'horizontal ice core' was collected at the Mount Moulton blue ice field in West Antarctica and preliminary analyses of the sample material suggests that a ~500 kyr climate record is preserved in the ice at this site. This award will contribute to the understanding of the Mt Moulton record by assessing the potential for ice-flow induced deformation of the stratigraphic profile. In addition, this ... View entire text
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  N: -76.0   S: -76.0   E: 135.0   W: 135.0

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Grinsted A., J. Moore, V. B. Spikes, A. Sinisalo,, "Dating Antarctic blue ice
areas using a novel ice flow model", Geophysical Research Letters,
doi:10.1029/2003GL017957, vol. 30, (2003), p. 2005. Published
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DIF Creation Date: 2006-03-30
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