DOI: 10.1029/2004jf000125
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Abstract: [1] Ice cores from temperate regions have long been expected to be useful for understanding local climate trends, but a reliable dating method has proved difficult. Here we show that measurements of pollen using samples with only 10 mL of water can give an accurate measure of the annual ice accumulation. In addition, two major types of pollen allow us to estimate the summer ice accumulation as well as the annual accumulation.