Articles | Volume 10, issue 5
The Cryosphere, 10, 2415–2428, 2016

Special issue: International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) Second...

The Cryosphere, 10, 2415–2428, 2016

Research article 17 Oct 2016

Research article | 17 Oct 2016

Three-year monitoring of stable isotopes of precipitation at Concordia Station, East Antarctica

Barbara Stenni et al.

Related authors

Two-dimensional impurity imaging in deep Antarctic ice cores: snapshots of three climatic periods and implications for high-resolution signal interpretation
Pascal Bohleber, Marco Roman, Martin Šala, Barbara Delmonte, Barbara Stenni, and Carlo Barbante
The Cryosphere, 15, 3523–3538,,, 2021
Short summary
Dating of an East Antarctic ice core (GV7) by high resolution chemical stratigraphies
Raffaello Nardin, Mirko Severi, Alessandra Amore, Silvia Becagli, Francois Burgay, Laura Caiazzo, Virginia Ciardini, Giuliano Dreossi, Massimo Frezzotti, Sang-Bum Hong, Ishaq Khan, Bianca Maria Narcisi, Marco Proposito, Claudio Scarchilli, Enricomaria Selmo, Andrea Spolaor, Barbara Stenni, and Rita Traversi
Clim. Past Discuss.,,, 2021
Revised manuscript accepted for CP
Short summary
Assessing the robustness of Antarctic temperature reconstructions over the past 2 millennia using pseudoproxy and data assimilation experiments
François Klein, Nerilie J. Abram, Mark A. J. Curran, Hugues Goosse, Sentia Goursaud, Valérie Masson-Delmotte, Andrew Moy, Raphael Neukom, Anaïs Orsi, Jesper Sjolte, Nathan Steiger, Barbara Stenni, and Martin Werner
Clim. Past, 15, 661–684,,, 2019
Short summary
Archival processes of the water stable isotope signal in East Antarctic ice cores
Mathieu Casado, Amaelle Landais, Ghislain Picard, Thomas Münch, Thomas Laepple, Barbara Stenni, Giuliano Dreossi, Alexey Ekaykin, Laurent Arnaud, Christophe Genthon, Alexandra Touzeau, Valerie Masson-Delmotte, and Jean Jouzel
The Cryosphere, 12, 1745–1766,,, 2018
Short summary
Antarctic climate variability on regional and continental scales over the last 2000 years
Barbara Stenni, Mark A. J. Curran, Nerilie J. Abram, Anais Orsi, Sentia Goursaud, Valerie Masson-Delmotte, Raphael Neukom, Hugues Goosse, Dmitry Divine, Tas van Ommen, Eric J. Steig, Daniel A. Dixon, Elizabeth R. Thomas, Nancy A. N. Bertler, Elisabeth Isaksson, Alexey Ekaykin, Martin Werner, and Massimo Frezzotti
Clim. Past, 13, 1609–1634,,, 2017
Short summary

Related subject area

Snow Chemistry
Impacts of the photo-driven post-depositional processing on snow nitrate and its isotopes at Summit, Greenland: a model-based study
Zhuang Jiang, Becky Alexander, Joel Savarino, Joseph Erbland, and Lei Geng
The Cryosphere, 15, 4207–4220,,, 2021
Short summary
Brief communication: Spatial and temporal variations in surface snow chemistry along a traverse from coastal East Antarctica to the ice sheet summit (Dome A)
Guitao Shi, Hongmei Ma, Zhengyi Hu, Zhenlou Chen, Chunlei An, Su Jiang, Yuansheng Li, Tianming Ma, Jinhai Yu, Danhe Wang, Siyu Lu, Bo Sun, and Meredith G. Hastings
The Cryosphere, 15, 1087–1095,,, 2021
Short summary
Brief communication: An alternative method for estimating the scavenging efficiency of black carbon by meltwater over sea ice
Tingfeng Dou, Zhiheng Du, Shutong Li, Yulan Zhang, Qi Zhang, Mingju Hao, Chuanjin Li, Biao Tian, Minghu Ding, and Cunde Xiao
The Cryosphere, 13, 3309–3316,,, 2019
Short summary
Quantifying the light absorption and source attribution of insoluble light-absorbing particles on Tibetan Plateau glaciers between 2013 and 2015
Xin Wang, Hailun Wei, Jun Liu, Baiqing Xu, Mo Wang, Mingxia Ji, and Hongchun Jin
The Cryosphere, 13, 309–324,,, 2019
Short summary
Mercury in the Arctic tundra snowpack: temporal and spatial concentration patterns and trace gas exchanges
Yannick Agnan, Thomas A. Douglas, Detlev Helmig, Jacques Hueber, and Daniel Obrist
The Cryosphere, 12, 1939–1956,,, 2018
Short summary

Cited articles

Bromwich, D. H., Guo, Z., Bai, L., and Chen, Q.: Modelled Antarctic precipitation. Part I: spatial and temporal variability, J. Climate, 17, 427–447, 2004.
Casado, M., Landais, A., Masson-Delmotte, V., Genthon, C., Kerstel, E., Kassi, S., Arnaud, L., Picard, G., Prie, F., Cattani, O., Steen-Larsen, H.-C., Vignon, E., and Cermak, P.: Continuous measurements of isotopic composition of water vapour on the East Antarctic Plateau, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 8521–8538,, 2016.
Dansgaard, W.: Stable isotopes in precipitation, Tellus, 16, 436–468, 1964.
Delmotte, M., Masson, V., Jouzel, J., and Morgan, V.: A seasonal deuterium excess signal at Law Dome, coastal eastern Antarctica: A Southern Ocean signature, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 7187–7197, 2000.
Ekaykin, A. A., Lipenkov, V. Y., Kuzmina, I. N., Petit, J. R., Masson-Delmotte, V., and Johnsen, S. J.: The changes in isotope composition and accumulation of snow at Vostok Station, East Antarctica, over the past 200 years, Ann, Glaciol., 39, 569–575, 2004.

The requested paper has a corresponding corrigendum published. Please read the corrigendum first before downloading the article.

Short summary
Here, we focus on the Concordia Station, central East Antarctic plateau, providing a multi-year record (2008–2010) of daily precipitation types identified from crystal morphologies, precipitation amounts and isotopic composition. Relationships between local meteorological data and precipitation oxygen isotope composition are investigated. Our dataset is available for in-depth model evaluation at the synoptic scale.