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Volume 9, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 9, 2253–2270, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-2253-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
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The Cryosphere, 9, 2253–2270, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-2253-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 04 Dec 2015

Research article | 04 Dec 2015

Investigation of a deep ice core from the Elbrus western plateau, the Caucasus, Russia

V. Mikhalenko et al.
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For the first time an ice core unaffected by melting was recovered from the western Elbrus plateau in the Caucasus. The preserved chemical and isotopic data are considered a source of paleo-climate information for southern/eastern Europe. Considerable snow accumulation (about 1500mm w.e.) and high sampling resolution allowed seasonal variability to be obtained in climate signals, covering a time period of about 200 years. Ice flow models suggest that the basal ice age can be more than 600 years.
For the first time an ice core unaffected by melting was recovered from the western Elbrus...
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