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Oxygen- and hydrogen-isotope variations in a firn core, Eights station, western Antarctica

Epstein, Samuel and Sharp, Robert P. (1967) Oxygen- and hydrogen-isotope variations in a firn core, Eights station, western Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research, 72 (22). pp. 5595-5598. ISSN 0148-0227. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20141107-162828342

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Abstract

Oxygen- and hydrogen-isotope analyses of samples from a firn core at Eights station indicate that annual accumulation over a 10-year interval was 39–40 g/cm² of water, confirming a condition of relatively heavy precipitation in the Bellingshausen Sea coastal area. The mean δ value (−26.6) of the O^(18)/O^(16) ratios is consistent with the relatively low elevation (452 meters) and near-coastal location of Eights station. These data support an earlier suggestion that a cyclical variation of particulate matter recognized in the firn occurs with an approximate 2-year period. No other interrelationship between variations in particulate matter and hydrogen or oxygen isotopes was found.


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Additional Information:Copyright 1967 by the American Geophysical Union. (Received May 26, 1967.) This work was supported by National Science Foundation grant GA-98 and used a mass spectrometer constructed under Atomic Energy Commission contract AT (04-3)-427. Publication 1353, Division of Geological Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.
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Official Citation:Epstein, S., and R. P. Sharp (1967), Oxygen- and hydrogen-isotope variations in a firn core, Eights station, western Antarctica, J. Geophys. Res., 72(22), 5595–5598, doi:10.1029/JZ072i022p05595.
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