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

Abstract

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:
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  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.:
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)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
OSTI Identifier:
1394913
DOI:
10.3334/CDIAC/cli.006

Citation Formats

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., 2000. 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. Pub date:Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2000
@article{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},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
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