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https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-12079-2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-12079-2015
Research article
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30 Oct 2015
Research article |  | 30 Oct 2015

Air–snow transfer of nitrate on the East Antarctic Plateau – Part 2: An isotopic model for the interpretation of deep ice-core records

J. Erbland, J. Savarino, S. Morin, J. L. France, M. M. Frey, and M. D. King

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In this paper, we describe the development of a numerical model which aims at representing nitrate recycling at the air-snow interface on the East Antarctic Plateau. Stable isotopes are used as diagnostic and evaluation tools by comparing the model's results to recent field measurements of nitrate and key atmospheric species at Dome C, Antarctica. From sensitivity tests conducted with the model, we propose a framework for the interpretation of the nitrate isotope record in deep ice cores.
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