Articles | Volume 12, issue 9
The Cryosphere, 12, 2821–2829, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2821-2018
The Cryosphere, 12, 2821–2829, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-2821-2018

Research article 04 Sep 2018

Research article | 04 Sep 2018

Persistent tracers of historic ice flow in glacial stratigraphy near Kamb Ice Stream, West Antarctica

Nicholas Holschuh et al.

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Persistent Tracers of Historic Ice Flow in Glacial Stratigraphy near Kamb Ice Stream, West Antarctica - Supporting Data N. Holschuh, K. Christianson, H. Conway, R. Jacobel, and B. Welch http://hdl.handle.net/1773/42567

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Models of the Antarctic Sheet are tuned using observations of historic ice-sheet behavior, but we have few observations that tell us how inland ice behaved over the last few millennia. A 2 km tall volcano sitting under the ice sheet has left a record in the ice as it flows by, and that feature provides unique insight into the regional ice-flow history. It indicates that observed, rapid changes in West Antarctica flow dynamics have not affected the continental interior over the last 5700 years.