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Why changes in snow fall matter when interpreting temperature from polar ice cores

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This seminar was presented at AWI in August in the series “Quantitative interpretations of proxy data”. Stable water isotopes (deuterium and oxygen-18) in polar ice cores represent key proxy records of past temperature. However changes in snow fall can greatly affect our ability to reconstruct past temperatures from these records. We will mainly discuss why and how model output helps in quantifying the impact of these changes. We can conclude by discussing how the UK isotope enabled model might be used to help interpret long-term and shorter-term ice core records.

This talk is part of the BAS Chemistry & Past Climate Seminars series.

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