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Ice core samples from subglacial Lake Ellsworth region, West Antarctica, 2007-2008
GB/NERC/BAS/AEDC/00348

Summary

Abstract:
Shallow ice cores collected in the region of subglacial Lake Ellsworth. Three cores drilled to ~20 m depth. Two cores returned to UK for analysis. One core measured for density-depth in the field, then discarded.
One of the two cores returned to UK has been sent to Bristol University for major anion/cation analysis; the other core is at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and will be analysed for accumulation rate.
Expect no core to remain once analysis has been completed.

Keywords:
Lake Ellsworth, Shallow Ice Core, Subglacial Lake

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