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Isotopic composition of ice formed by water freezing
Souchez, R.; Tison, J.-L.; Lorrain, A. (1989). Isotopic composition of ice formed by water freezing, in: Caschetto, S. (Ed.) Belgian scientific research programme on Antarctica: scientific results of phase I (10/1985-01/1989): 3. Glaciology and climatology. pp. 01/1-52
In: Caschetto, S. (Ed.) (1989). Belgian scientific research programme on Antarctica: scientific results of phase I (10/1985-01/1989): 3. Glaciology and climatology. Science Policy Office of Belgium: Brussel. 280 pp., more

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  • Souchez, R., more
  • Tison, J.-L., more
  • Lorrain, A.

Abstract
    This work analyses on the factors involved in apparent isotopic fractionation during water/ice phase changes. Stable isotopes of oxygen and hydrogen have been considered. A combined approach is an originality of this research. Models and computer simulations are used to predict the isotopic distribution in ice formed by water freezing in various environmental settings. Development of a box diffusion model combined with the boundary layer concept leads to a possibility of determining freezing rates from the isotopic composition of the ice. The model is tested experimentally and the method successfully used in the interpretation of field results. Implications on antarctic glacio- logy are outlined.

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