Meridianiite detected in ice

Genceli F. E. , Horikawa S., Iizuka Y., Sakurai T., Hondoh T., Kawamura T., ...More

JOURNAL OF GLACIOLOGY, vol.55, no.189, pp.117-122, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 189
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.3189/002214309788608921
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-122
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Inclusions affect the behavior of ice, and their characteristics help us understand the formation history of the ice. Recently, a low-temperature magnesium sulfate salt was discovered. This paper describes this naturally occurring MgSO4 center dot 11H(2)O mineral, meridianiite, derived from salt inclusions in sea ice of Lake Saroma, Japan and in Antarctic continental core ice. Its occurrence is confirmed by using micro-Raman spectroscopy to compare Raman spectra of synthetic MgSO4 center dot 11H(2)O with those of the inclusions.