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On the use of stable isotopes to trace the origins of ice in a floating ice tongue

Gow, Anthony J. and Epstein, Samuel (1972) On the use of stable isotopes to trace the origins of ice in a floating ice tongue. Journal of Geophysical Research, 77 (33). pp. 6552-6557. ISSN 0148-0227. doi:10.1029/JC077i033p06552.

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Stable isotope analysis has been used successfully to distinguish between several different ice types in an ice tongue floating on sea water in Antarctica. At one critical location this technique has provided the only means of discriminating unambiguously between glacial ice and fresh-water ice formed from desalinated sea water. This part of the ice tongue is now underlain by a layer of desalted sea water thick enough to prevent any further accretion of sea ice at this location.

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Additional Information:Copyright 1972 by the American Geophysical Union. (Received May 22, 1972; revised July 11, 1972.) This research was supported by National Science Foundation grant GA-12945. Contribution 2148, Publications of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91109.
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Subject Keywords:Antarctica; Hydrogen; Isotopes; Oceanography; Oxygen
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Official Citation:Gow, A. J., and S. Epstein (1972), On the use of stable isotopes to trace the origins of ice in a floating ice tongue, J. Geophys. Res., 77(33), 6552–6557, doi:10.1029/JC077i033p06552.
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