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TC | Volume 12, issue 9
The Cryosphere, 12, 2821–2829, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2821-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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The Cryosphere, 12, 2821–2829, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2821-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 04 Sep 2018

Research article | 04 Sep 2018

Persistent tracers of historic ice flow in glacial stratigraphy near Kamb Ice Stream, West Antarctica

Nicholas Holschuh et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Aug 2018) by Nanna Bjørnholt Karlsson
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Models of the Antarctic Sheet are tuned using observations of historic ice-sheet behavior, but we have few observations that tell us how inland ice behaved over the last few millennia. A 2 km tall volcano sitting under the ice sheet has left a record in the ice as it flows by, and that feature provides unique insight into the regional ice-flow history. It indicates that observed, rapid changes in West Antarctica flow dynamics have not affected the continental interior over the last 5700 years.
Models of the Antarctic Sheet are tuned using observations of historic ice-sheet behavior, but...
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