Articles | Volume 16, issue 7
The Cryosphere, 16, 2793–2817, 2022
The Cryosphere, 16, 2793–2817, 2022
Research article
15 Jul 2022
Research article | 15 Jul 2022

Cosmogenic nuclide dating of two stacked ice masses: Ong Valley, Antarctica

Marie Bergelin et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2022-18', Anonymous Referee #1, 14 Mar 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Marie Bergelin, 05 May 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2022-18', Anonymous Referee #2, 28 Mar 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Marie Bergelin, 05 May 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (09 May 2022) by Caroline Clason
AR by Marie Bergelin on behalf of the Authors (29 May 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (06 Jun 2022) by Caroline Clason
Short summary
Glacier ice contains information on past climate and can help us understand how the world changes through time. We have found and sampled a buried ice mass in Antarctica that is much older than most ice on Earth and difficult to date. Therefore, we developed a new dating application which showed the ice to be 3 million years old. Our new dating solution will potentially help to date other ancient ice masses since such old glacial ice could yield data on past environmental conditions on Earth.