Boletin de Geología
Print version ISSN 0120-0283
HAMMES, Daiane F et al. GEOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF ICE CORES FROM SOUTH POLE TRAVERSE - PRELIMINARY RESULTS. bol.geol. [online]. 2009, vol.31, n.2, pp. 119-125. ISSN 0120-0283.
Two ice cores, IC-5 (82°30.5'S, 79°28'W, 950 m a.s.l.; 42.5 m) and one IC-6 (, 81°03'S, 79°51'W, 750 m a.s.l; 36 m) were collected as part of the 2004/2005 Chilean (with Brazilian collaboration) ITASE traverse from Patriot Hills to the South Pole. Mean accumulation rates in water equivalent calculated for the upper 10 m at the IC5 site is 0.37 m a-1 and 0.33 m a-1 at the site IC6. Coregistered samples (1595 for IC5 and 1368 for IC6) were obtained using a discrete continuous melter system with a pure nickel melt head at the Climate Change Institute under class 100 clean room conditions. All samples were analysed by ion chromatography (IC), inductively coupled plasma field mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), and stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS).
Keywords : Ice core; glaciochemical; Antarctic.