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Sommer, Stefan; Appenzeller, C; Röthlisberger, Regine; Hutterli, Manuel A; Stauffer, Bernhard; Wagenbach, Dietmar; Oerter, Hans; Wilhelms, Frank; Miller, Heinz; Mulvaney, Robert (2000): Age models of five ice cores from the Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.728290, Supplement to: Sommer, S et al. (2000): Glacio-chemical study spanning the past 2 kyr on three ice cores from Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica 1. Annually resolved accumulation rates. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 105(D24), 29411-29422, https://doi.org/10.1029/2000JD900449

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Abstract:
For the first time, annually resolved accumulation rates have been determined in central Antarctica by means of counting seasonal signals of ammonium, calcium, and sodium. All records, obtained from three intermediate depth ice cores from Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica, show rather constant accumulation rates throughout the last 9 centuries with mean values of 63, 61, and 44 mm H2O yr**-1 and a typical year-to-year variation of about 30%. For the last few decades, no trend was detected accounting for the high natural variability of all records. A significant weak intersite correlation is apparent only between two cores when the high-frequency part with periods less than 30 years is removed. By analyzing the records in the frequency domain, no persistent periods were found. This suggests that the snow accumulation in this area is mainly influenced by local deposition patterns and may be additionally masked by redistribution of snow due to wind. By comparing accumulation rates over the last 2 millennia a distinct change in the layer thickness in one of the three cores was found, which might be attributed either to an area upstream of the drilling site with lower accumulation rates, or to deposition processes influenced by surface undulations. The missing of a clear correlation between the accumulation rate histories at the three locations is also important for the interpretation of small, short time variations of past precipitation records obtained from deep ice cores.
Coverage:
Median Latitude: -75.154595 * Median Longitude: 1.515024 * South-bound Latitude: -75.581500 * West-bound Longitude: -3.430333 * North-bound Latitude: -74.499167 * East-bound Longitude: 6.498500
Date/Time Start: 1997-12-19T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1998-01-14T00:00:00
Event(s):
DML03C98_09 (FB9809) * Latitude: -74.499167 * Longitude: 1.960833 * Date/Time: 1998-01-02T00:00:00 * Elevation Start: 2843.0 m * Elevation End: 2855.0 m * Recovery: 41.5 m * Location: Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica * Campaign: EPICA_DML3 * Basis: Neumayer Station (WMO89002) * Device: Ice drill (ICEDRILL) * Comment: DML03
DML05C98_32 (B32) * Latitude: -75.002333 * Longitude: 0.007000 * Date/Time: 1997-12-25T00:00:00 * Elevation Start: 2882.0 m * Elevation End: 2892.0 m * Recovery: 149.9 m * Location: Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica * Campaign: EPICA_DML3 * Basis: Neumayer Station (WMO89002) * Device: Ice drill (ICEDRILL) * Comment: DML05
DML07C98_31 (B31) * Latitude: -75.581500 * Longitude: -3.430333 * Date/Time: 1997-12-19T00:00:00 * Elevation Start: 2669.0 m * Elevation End: 2680.0 m * Recovery: 115.1 m * Location: Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica * Campaign: EPICA_DML3 * Basis: Neumayer Station (WMO89002) * Device: Ice drill (ICEDRILL) * Comment: DML07
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see doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.728291 for chemical records
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