Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 15, 1173–1186, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-1173-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 1173–1186, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-1173-2021
Research article
03 Mar 2021
Research article | 03 Mar 2021

Physical properties of shallow ice cores from Antarctic and sub-Antarctic islands

Elizabeth Ruth Thomas et al.

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Here we present the first-ever radar and ice core data from the sub-Antarctic islands of Bouvet Island, Peter I Island, and Young Island. These islands have the potential to record past climate in one of the most data-sparse regions on earth. Despite their northerly location, surface melting is generally low, and the upper layer of the ice at most sites is undisturbed. We estimate that a 100 m ice core drilled on these islands could capture climate over the past 100–200 years.