Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 12, 163–168, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-163-2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 163–168, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-163-2018

Brief communication 16 Jan 2018

Brief communication | 16 Jan 2018

The first luminescence dating of Tibetan glacier basal sediment

Zhu Zhang et al.

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Short summary
We provide the first luminescence dating of the basal sediment of the Chongce ice cap in the western Kunlun Mountains on the north-western Tibetan Plateau (TP), which gives an upper constraint for the age of the bottom ice at the drilling site. The age is more than 1 order of magnitude younger than the previously suggested age of the basal ice of the nearby Guliya ice cap (~ 40 km away from the Chongce ice cap). This work provides an important step towards better understanding the TP ice cores.