Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
Research article
12 May 2023
Research article |  | 12 May 2023

Chemical and visual characterisation of EGRIP glacial ice and cloudy bands within

Nicolas Stoll, Julien Westhoff, Pascal Bohleber, Anders Svensson, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Carlo Barbante, and Ilka Weikusat

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