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Jouzel, Jean; Masson-Delmotte, Valerie (2007): EPICA Dome C Ice Core 800KYr deuterium data and temperature estimates [dataset]. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Jouzel, Jean; Masson-Delmotte, Valerie; Cattani, Olivier; Dreyfus, Gabrielle; Falourd, Sonia; Hoffmann, G; Minster, Bénédicte; Nouet, Julius; Barnola, Jean-Marc; Chappellaz, Jérôme A; Fischer, Hubertus; Gallet, J C; Johnsen, Sigfús Jóhann; Leuenberger, Markus Christian; Loulergue, Laetitia; Luethi, D; Oerter, Hans; Parrenin, Frédéric; Raisbeck, Grant M; Raynaud, Dominique; Schilt, Adrian; Schwander, Jakob; Selmo, Enricomaria; Souchez, Roland A; Spahni, Renato; Stauffer, Bernhard; Steffensen, Jørgen Peder; Stenni, Barbara; Stocker, Thomas F; Tison, Jean-Louis; Werner, Martin; Wolff, Eric William (2007): Orbital and millennial Antarctic climate variability over the past 800,000 years. Science, 317(5839), 793-797,

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A high-resolution deuterium profile is now available along the entire European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica Dome C ice core, extending this climate record back to marine isotope stage 20.2, ~800,000 years ago. Experiments performed with an atmospheric general circulation model including water isotopes support its temperature interpretation. We assessed the general correspondence between Dansgaard-Oeschger events and their smoothed Antarctic counterparts for this Dome C record, which reveals the presence of such features with similar amplitudes during previous glacial periods. We suggest that the interplay between obliquity and precession accounts for the variable intensity of interglacial periods in ice core records.
Temperature was estimated after correction for sea-water isotopic composition (Bintanja et al, 2005) and for ice sheet elevation (Parrenin et al, 2007) on EDC3 age scale (Parrenin et al, 2007).
Fifth Framework Programme (FP5), grant/award no. EVK2-CT-2000-00077: European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica
Fourth Framework Programme (FP4), grant/award no. ENV4980702: European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica
Latitude: -75.100000 * Longitude: 123.350000
Date/Time Start: 1993-01-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2004-12-31T00:00:00
Minimum DEPTH, ice/snow: 0.00 m * Maximum DEPTH, ice/snow: 3189.45 m
EDC (EPICA Dome C) * Latitude: -75.100000 * Longitude: 123.350000 * Date/Time Start: 1993-01-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2004-12-31T00:00:00 * Elevation: 3233.0 m * Recovery: 3300 m * Location: Dome C, Antarctica * Campaign: Dome C * Method/Device: Ice drill (ICEDRILL) * Comment: Drill site is 56 km from the site of a previous Dome C core that provided records extending into the last glacial period, and 560 km from the site of the Vostok cores. The completion of the Dome C core was delayed when the first drilling became stuck at 788 m in 1999 (EDC96).
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1DEPTH, ice/snowDepth ice/snowmGeocode
2Age modelAge modelkaMasson-Delmotte, ValerieAge model, ice flow modelEDC3 time scale
3δ DeuteriumδD‰ SMOWMasson-Delmotte, ValerieIsotope ratio mass spectrometryLSCE, analytical accuracy of 0.5 per mil
4Temperature, differencedelta T°CMasson-Delmotte, ValerieCalculatedTemperature difference from the average of the last 1000 years
5Sample IDSample IDMasson-Delmotte, ValerieBag number
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