General Information

Vostok is in proper stratigraphic order to about 3350 m depth. From 3350-3536 m depth, the ice is clean glacial/refrozen lake ice and is not in stratigraphic order. Discontinuous sections are available in the NSF-ICF archive. Several sections from other cores drilled at Vostok are also in the NSF-ICF archive.

  • Petit, Jean-Robert (1999): Age of the Vostok ice core. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.55504 (contains Vostok depth-age scale)
  • Petit, Jean-Robert; Jouzel, Jean (1999): Vostok ice core deuterium data for 420,000 years. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.55505 (contains Vostok depth-age scale)
  • Sowers, Todd A; Bender, Michael L; Labeyrie, Laurent D; Martinson, Douglas G; Jouzel, Jean; Raynaud, Dominique; Pichon, Jean-Jacques; Korotkevich, Yevgeniy S (1993): Age determination of Vostock Ice Core. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.729774, Supplement to: Sowers, TA et al. (1993): A 135,000-year Vostok-SPECMAP common temporal framework. Paleoceanography, 8(6), 737-766, https://doi.org/10.1029/93PA02328