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Milcent Ice Core

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The Milcent ice core is one of many cores drilled during the international joint effort with contributions from the USA, Denmark, and Switzerland as part of the Greenland Ice Sheet Project (GISP). It was recovered in 1973 from central Greenland (70 deg. 18 min. N, 44 deg. 35 min W). It is a 398 meter core from an elevation of 2410 meters a.s.l. The oldest layers have been dated at 1177 A.D. and the area has a mean annual accumulation of 0.530 m ice/year (Clausen, et al., 1988). There are several references available below.
Dansgaard, W., S.J. Johnsen, N. Reeh, N. Gundestrup, H.B. Clausen, and C.U Hammer. 1975. Climatic changes, Norsemen and modern man. Nature, 255:24-28.
Clausen, H.B., N.S. Gundestrup, S.J. Johnsen, R. Bindschadler, and J. Zwally. 1988. Glaciological investigations in the Crete area, Central Greenland: A search for a new deep-drilling site. Annals of Glaciology, 10:10-15.
Langway, C.C., Jr., H. Oeschger, and W. Dansgaard. 1985. Greenland ice core: geophysics, geochemistry, and the environment. Geophysical monograph, 33. Washington, D.C., American Geophysical Union, 118 p.
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