Articles | Volume 12, issue 5
The Cryosphere, 12, 1745–1766, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-1745-2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 1745–1766, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-1745-2018
Research article
24 May 2018
Research article | 24 May 2018

Archival processes of the water stable isotope signal in East Antarctic ice cores

Mathieu Casado et al.

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Ice core isotopic records rely on the knowledge of the processes involved in the archival processes of the snow. In the East Antarctic Plateau, post-deposition processes strongly affect the signal found in the surface and buried snow compared to the initial climatic signal. We evaluate the different contributions to the surface snow isotopic composition between the precipitation and the exchanges with the atmosphere and the variability of the isotopic signal found in profiles from snow pits.