Articles | Volume 12, issue 8
Research article
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30 Aug 2018
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 30 Aug 2018

Promising Oldest Ice sites in East Antarctica based on thermodynamical modelling

Brice Van Liefferinge, Frank Pattyn, Marie G. P. Cavitte, Nanna B. Karlsson, Duncan A. Young, Johannes Sutter, and Olaf Eisen


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ED: Publish as is (26 Jul 2018) by Eric Larour
AR by Brice Van Liefferinge on behalf of the Authors (10 Aug 2018)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Our paper provides an important review of the state of knowledge for oldest-ice prospection, but also adds new basal geothermal heat flux constraints from recently acquired high-definition radar data sets. This is the first paper to contrast the two primary target regions for oldest ice: Dome C and Dome Fuji. Moreover, we provide statistical comparisons of all available data sets and a summary of the community's criteria for the retrieval of interpretable oldest ice since the 2013 effort.