Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Clim. Past, 16, 819–832, 2020
Clim. Past, 16, 819–832, 2020

Research article 07 May 2020

Research article | 07 May 2020

Advection and non-climate impacts on the South Pole Ice Core

Tyler J. Fudge et al.


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (30 Oct 2019) by Barbara Stenni
AR by T.J. Fudge on behalf of the Authors (20 Dec 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Jan 2020) by Barbara Stenni
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (18 Feb 2020)
ED: Publish as is (20 Mar 2020) by Barbara Stenni
Short summary
A 1750 m ice core at the South Pole was recently drilled. The oldest ice is ~55 000 years old. Since ice at the South Pole flows at 10 m per year, the ice in the core originated upstream, where the climate is different. We made measurements of the ice flow, snow accumulation, and temperature upstream. We determined the ice came from ~150 km away near the Titan Dome where the accumulation rate was similar but the temperature was colder. Our measurements improve the interpretation of the ice core.