Articles | Volume 12, issue 7
The Cryosphere, 12, 2341–2348, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2341-2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 2341–2348, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2341-2018

Research article 16 Jul 2018

Research article | 16 Jul 2018

Age ranges of the Tibetan ice cores with emphasis on the Chongce ice cores, western Kunlun Mountains

Shugui Hou et al.

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Short summary
We present multiple lines of evidence indicating that the Chongce ice cores drilled from the northwestern Tibetan Plateau reaches back only to the early Holocene. This result is at least, 1 order of magnitude younger than the nearby Guliya ice core (~30 km away from the Chongce ice core drilling site) but similar to other Tibetan ice cores. Thus it is necessary to explore multiple dating techniques to confirm the age ranges of the Tibetan ice cores.