Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Research article
09 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 09 Mar 2022

Regional variability of diatoms in ice cores from the Antarctic Peninsula and Ellsworth Land, Antarctica

Dieter R. Tetzner, Claire S. Allen, and Elizabeth R. Thomas

Data sets

Annual and sub-annual diatom abundance and distribution in the Jurassic, Roth- schild Island, Sherman Island and Sky-Blu ice cores (1992–2019 CE) (Version 1.0) D. Tetzner, C. Allen, and E. Thomas

Short summary
The presence of diatoms in Antarctic ice cores has been scarcely documented and poorly understood. Here we present a detailed analysis of the spatial and temporal distribution of the diatom record preserved in a set of Antarctic ice cores. Our results reveal that the timing and amount of diatoms deposited present a strong geographical division. This study highlights the potential of the diatom record preserved in Antarctic ice cores to provide useful information about past environmental changes.