|Title||Optimized storage condition of deep ice core samples from the viewpoint of air-hydrate analysis|
|Author(s)||Tsutomu Uchida , Takeo Hondoh, Shinji Mae, Hitoshi Shoji, Nobuhiko Azuma|
Memoirs of National Institute of Polar Research. Special issue 49
Experimental data on the dissociation rate of air-hydrate crystals in Vostok cores, Antarctica, and Dye-3 cores, Greenland, during their long term storage revealed that dissociation of the crystals affected the volume expansion of deep ice cores. The temperature dependence of the dissociation rate of the air-hydrate crystals determines the optimized storage temperature and the time period for both the transportation of ice cores and their long storage plans. The results also suggest that deep ice cores should be stored in the shape of bulk samples to prevent the from dissociating, including the air-hydrate crystals.
|Special Collections||International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology Series, 4th International Workshop on Ice Drilling Technology|
|Categories||Brittle Ice, Ice Core Processing/Storage/Quality|
|Citation||Tsutomu Uchida , Takeo Hondoh, Shinji Mae, Hitoshi Shoji, Nobuhiko Azuma ( 1994 ) Optimized storage condition of deep ice core samples from the viewpoint of air-hydrate analysis. Memoirs of National Institute of Polar Research. Special issue 49 , 306-313 .|