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Title: Historical Isotopic Temperature Record from the Vostok Ice Core (420,000 years BP-present)

Because isotopic fractions of the heavier oxygen-18 (18O) and deuterium (D) in snowfall are temperature-dependent and a strong spatial correlation exists between the annual mean temperature and the mean isotopic ratio (18O or δD) of precipitation, it is possible to derive ice-core climate records. The record presented by Jouzel et al. (1987) was the first ice core record to span a full glacial-interglacial cycle. That record was based on an ice core drilled at the Russian Vostok station in central east Antarctica. The 2083-m ice core was obtained during a series of drillings in the early 1970s and 1980s and was the result of collaboration between French and former-Soviet scientists. Drilling continued at Vostok and was completed in January 1998, reaching a depth of 3623 m, the deepest ice core ever recovered (Petit et al. 1997, 1999). The resulting core allows the ice core record of climate properties at Vostok to be extended to ~420 kyr BP.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Laboratoire de Glaciogie et Geophysique de l'Environnement
  2. Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement
  3. Arctic and Antarctic Research Inst. (AARI), St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)
  4. Institute of Geography, Russia
Publication Date:
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org(s):
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem; Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
OSTI Identifier:
1394913

Petit, J. R., Raynaud, D., Lorius, C., Jouzel, J., Delaygue, G., Barkov, N. I., and Kotlyakov, V. M.. Historical Isotopic Temperature Record from the Vostok Ice Core (420,000 years BP-present). United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/cli.006.
Petit, J. R., Raynaud, D., Lorius, C., Jouzel, J., Delaygue, G., Barkov, N. I., & Kotlyakov, V. M.. Historical Isotopic Temperature Record from the Vostok Ice Core (420,000 years BP-present). United States. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/cli.006.
Petit, J. R., Raynaud, D., Lorius, C., Jouzel, J., Delaygue, G., Barkov, N. I., and Kotlyakov, V. M.. 2000. "Historical Isotopic Temperature Record from the Vostok Ice Core (420,000 years BP-present)". United States. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/cli.006. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1394913.
@misc{osti_1394913,
title = {Historical Isotopic Temperature Record from the Vostok Ice Core (420,000 years BP-present)},
author = {Petit, J. R. and Raynaud, D. and Lorius, C. and Jouzel, J. and Delaygue, G. and Barkov, N. I. and Kotlyakov, V. M.},
abstractNote = {Because isotopic fractions of the heavier oxygen-18 (18O) and deuterium (D) in snowfall are temperature-dependent and a strong spatial correlation exists between the annual mean temperature and the mean isotopic ratio (18O or δD) of precipitation, it is possible to derive ice-core climate records. The record presented by Jouzel et al. (1987) was the first ice core record to span a full glacial-interglacial cycle. That record was based on an ice core drilled at the Russian Vostok station in central east Antarctica. The 2083-m ice core was obtained during a series of drillings in the early 1970s and 1980s and was the result of collaboration between French and former-Soviet scientists. Drilling continued at Vostok and was completed in January 1998, reaching a depth of 3623 m, the deepest ice core ever recovered (Petit et al. 1997, 1999). The resulting core allows the ice core record of climate properties at Vostok to be extended to ~420 kyr BP.},
doi = {10.3334/CDIAC/cli.006},
year = {2000},
month = {1} }
  1. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Environmental Systems Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) is a data archive for Earth and environmental science data. The mission of ESS-DIVE is to preserve, expand access to, and improve usability of critical data generated through DOE-sponsored research of terrestrial and subsurface ecosystems. By making ESS research data easily accessible, ESS-DIVE has the potential to advance the scientific understanding and prediction of hydro-biogeochemical and ecosystem processes that occur from bedrock through soil and vegetation to the atmospheric interface.
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