Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : For the first time, a cold ice cover of a summit in the central Swiss Alps has been sampled from the surface to the bed for determining its isotopic composition in δD and δ18O. Results of the analyses show a striking decrease of δ-values with depth. The δ-value differences are greater than those explicable by a direct temperature effect, but a substantial increase in melt water percolation through the firn since the formation of the deepest ice layer may explain the situation of this high-altitude ice. -Authors