Articles | Volume 12, issue 5
Research article
15 May 2018
Research article |  | 15 May 2018

Where is the 1-million-year-old ice at Dome A?

Liyun Zhao, John C. Moore, Bo Sun, Xueyuan Tang, and Xiaoran Guo


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AR by Liyun Zhao on behalf of the Authors (03 Apr 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Apr 2018) by Olaf Eisen
RR by Frédéric Parrenin (11 Apr 2018)
ED: Publish as is (13 Apr 2018) by Olaf Eisen
Short summary
We investigate the age–depth profile to be expected of the ongoing deep ice coring at Kunlun station, Dome A, using the depth-varying anisotropic fabric suggested by the recent polarimetric measurements in a three-dimensional, thermo-mechanically coupled full-Stokes model. The model results suggest that the age of the deep ice at Kunlun is 649–831 ka, and there are large regions where 1-million-year-old ice may be found 200 m above the bedrock within 5–6 km of the Kunlun station.