The dust provenance identification through isotopic and geochemical tracers focused mostly on ice cores drilled in the Pacific-Indian sector of Antarctica, where a common provenance of dust from Southern South America during glacial ages was demonstrated. Conversely, in other areas of the East Antarctic Plateau as Dronning Maud Land provenance was deduced indirectly from back trajectory analyses and soluble chemistry records. In this work, we present the first comparison of major elemental composition of dust archived in two ice cores from opposite sides of Antarctica, in the framework of the EPICA Project. Mineral particles extracted from the EDC and EDML cores date back to glacial MIS 2, 4 and 6, over the last 200 kyr. Results reveal a coherent geochemical dust composition at both locations, providing experimental evidence of a common provenance over the wide area of East Antarctica during glacials, and key analytical constrains for atmospheric general circulation models. Copyright 2009 by the American Geophysical Union.

Marino, F., Castellano, E., Nava, S., Chiari, M., Ruth, U., Wegner, A., et al. (2009). Coherent composition of glacial dust on opposite sides of the East Antarctic Plateau inferred from the deep EPICA ice cores. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 36 [10.1029/2009GL040732].

Coherent composition of glacial dust on opposite sides of the East Antarctic Plateau inferred from the deep EPICA ice cores

DELMONTE, BARBARA;MAGGI, VALTER
2009

Abstract

The dust provenance identification through isotopic and geochemical tracers focused mostly on ice cores drilled in the Pacific-Indian sector of Antarctica, where a common provenance of dust from Southern South America during glacial ages was demonstrated. Conversely, in other areas of the East Antarctic Plateau as Dronning Maud Land provenance was deduced indirectly from back trajectory analyses and soluble chemistry records. In this work, we present the first comparison of major elemental composition of dust archived in two ice cores from opposite sides of Antarctica, in the framework of the EPICA Project. Mineral particles extracted from the EDC and EDML cores date back to glacial MIS 2, 4 and 6, over the last 200 kyr. Results reveal a coherent geochemical dust composition at both locations, providing experimental evidence of a common provenance over the wide area of East Antarctica during glacials, and key analytical constrains for atmospheric general circulation models. Copyright 2009 by the American Geophysical Union.
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PIXE, dust, ice cores, antarctica
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Marino, F., Castellano, E., Nava, S., Chiari, M., Ruth, U., Wegner, A., et al. (2009). Coherent composition of glacial dust on opposite sides of the East Antarctic Plateau inferred from the deep EPICA ice cores. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 36 [10.1029/2009GL040732].
Marino, F; Castellano, E; Nava, S; Chiari, M; Ruth, U; Wegner, A; Lucarelli, F; Udisti, R; Delmonte, B; Maggi, V
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