Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
Research article
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14 Aug 2017
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 14 Aug 2017

High-resolution boundary conditions of an old ice target near Dome C, Antarctica

Duncan A. Young, Jason L. Roberts, Catherine Ritz, Massimo Frezzotti, Enrica Quartini, Marie G. P. Cavitte, Carly R. Tozer, Daniel Steinhage, Stefano Urbini, Hugh F. J. Corr, Tas van Ommen, and Donald D. Blankenship


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AR by Duncan Young on behalf of the Authors (14 Feb 2017)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Feb 2017) by Ed Brook
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Feb 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (28 Feb 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (12 Apr 2017) by Ed Brook
AR by Duncan Young on behalf of the Authors (12 May 2017)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (21 Jun 2017) by Ed Brook
AR by Duncan Young on behalf of the Authors (23 Jun 2017)  Manuscript 
Short summary
To find records of the greenhouse gases found in key periods of climate transition, we need to find sites of unmelted old ice at the base of the Antarctic ice sheet for ice core retrieval. A joint US–Australian–EU team performed a high-resolution survey of such a site (1 km line spacing) near Concordia Station in East Antarctica, using airborne ice-penetrating radar. We found promising targets in rough subglacial terrain, surrounded by subglacial lakes restricted below a minimum hydraulic head.