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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

Document title

Assessing the palaeoclimate potential of cave glaciers : the example of the Scărişoara ice cave (Romania)

published at : Climate change and variability. Special issue

Abstract

The AA. report the first results of an on-going study carried out on a 22.5 m ice core recovered from this ice cave, and preserved due to unusual climate and permafrost conditions within the cave. Approximately 200 ice layers have been identified by visual examination. Ice crystallographic analyses indicate a steady growth of ice crystals with depth and there is no sign of deformation. C 14 dates on wood-related samples collected from a natural vertical exposure of the ice block indicate that the ice spans more than 1000 years. Observations on the exposure indicate that a basal melting phase may have occurred in the past

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography / ISSN 0435-3676 / CODEN GAPGAP

Editor : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 2005, vol. 87, no 1 [pp. 193-201]

Bibliographic references : 16 ref.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2704 A

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