Ice core methods, conductivity studies

Mulvaney, R. ORCID: 2013 Ice core methods, conductivity studies. In: Scott, Elias A., (ed.) Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. Elsevier, 319-325.

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Electrical measurements of ice cores are used to obtain high time resolution records of past climate. The electrical conductivity method is sensitive to the acidity of the ice. The dielectric profiling method is sensitive to both the acidity of the ice and the concentration of NH4+ and Cl−. Both methods are frequently used to identify annual layers and fallout from volcanic eruptions.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
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Programmes: BAS Programmes > Polar Science for Planet Earth (2009 - ) > Chemistry and Past Climate
ISBN: 9780444536433
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: 2nd edition
Additional Keywords: dielectric profiling (DEP), electrical conductivity method (ECM), ice-core analysis, ice-core chemistry, ice-core dating
Date made live: 01 Jul 2013 08:48 +0 (UTC)

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