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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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.