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The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
The Cryosphere, 10, 2501-2516, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-2501-2016
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Research article
25 Oct 2016
Ice core evidence for a 20th century increase in surface mass balance in coastal Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica
Morgane Philippe et al.

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The reconstruction of past snow accumulation rates is crucial in the context of recent climate change and sea level rise. We measured ~ 250 years of snow accumulation using a 120 m ice core drilled in coastal East Antarctica, where such long records are very scarce. This study is the first to show an increase in snow accumulation, beginning in the 20th and particularly marked in the last 50 years, thereby confirming model predictions of increased snowfall associated with climate change.
The reconstruction of past snow accumulation rates is crucial in the context of recent climate...
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