Articles | Volume 13, issue 4
Research article
24 Apr 2019
Research article |  | 24 Apr 2019

Challenges associated with the climatic interpretation of water stable isotope records from a highly resolved firn core from Adélie Land, coastal Antarctica

Sentia Goursaud, Valérie Masson-Delmotte, Vincent Favier, Suzanne Preunkert, Michel Legrand, Bénédicte Minster, and Martin Werner

Data sets

The TA192A water stable isotope and chemical firn core records, Adélie Land, Antarctica S. Goursaud, V. Masson-Delmotte, V. Favier, S. Preunkert, M. R. Legrand, and B. Minster

Short summary
We report new water stable isotope records from the first highly resolved firn core drilled in Adélie Land and covering 1998–2014. Using an updated database, we show that mean values are in line with the range of coastal values. Statistical analyses show no relationship between our record and local surface air temperature. Atmospheric back trajectories and isotopic simulations suggest that water stable isotopes in Adélie provide a fingerprint of the variability of atmospheric dynamics.