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dc.contributor.authorBrook, Edward J.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorKurz, Mark D.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorCurtice, Joshua  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-18T16:39:28Z
dc.date.available2009-11-18T16:39:28Z
dc.date.issued2009-07-12
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/3067
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © The Author(s), 2009. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Elsevier B.V. for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters 286 (2009): 565-569, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2009.07.024.en_US
dc.description.abstractAccretion of extraterrestrial material to earth is of interest for a variety of reasons, including as a possible driver of long or short-term climate change, and as a record of solar system events preserved in the geological record. 3He is highly enriched in extraterrestrial material, and provides a useful tracer of its input into sedimentary archives. Previous work showed that polar ice could be a suitable archive for studying variations in extraterrestrial input. Additional measurements reported here confirm that the late Quaternary 3He flux derived from Antarctic ice samples is similar to 3He fluxes determined from marine sediments. The mean flux from nine replicate ~ 1 kg ice samples from the Vostok ice core site (112-115 m depth, age of ~ 3800 years) is 1.25 ± 0.37 x 10-12 cm3 STP cm-2 ka-1 (mean ± 2se). The large range for the 9 replicates is probably due to the small number of interplanetary dust particles (IDPs) present, and illustrates that large ice samples are required for precise constraints on temporal variations in the 3He flux. Size fraction experiments show that the majority of the 3He flux is delivered by particles in the 5-10 micron size range, consistent with the hypothesis that helium in IDPs is primarily solar helium implanted in particle surfaces.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank the National Science Foundation (OPP-9909384 and OPP 99069663) and NASA (NAG5-9345) for financial support.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2009.07.024
dc.subjectHelium isotopesen_US
dc.subjectInterplanetary dusten_US
dc.subjectIce coresen_US
dc.subjectAntarcticaen_US
dc.titleFlux and size fractionation of He-3 in interplanetary dust from Antarctic ice core samplesen_US
dc.typePreprinten_US


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