Trapped Gas Composition and Chronology of the Vostok Ice Core

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Trapped Gas Composition and Chronology of the Vostok Ice Core

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Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

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2014-10-22

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Citation:

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Title: Trapped Gas Composition and Chronology of the Vostok Ice Core
Date:
Date: 2007
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Edition Date: 2007-07-10
Identifier: NSIDC-0311
Identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5P26W12
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Abstract:

This data set includes a time scale for the Vostok ice core, retrieved from Vostok Station on the East Antarctic Plateau. This chronology is derived by orbitally tuning to molecular oxygen to nitrogen (O<sub>2</sub>/N<sub>2</sub>) ratios in occluded air for depths deeper than 1550 m (greater than 112,000 years old), and by gas correlation to the Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2 (GISP2) chronology for the ice core section that is shallower than 1422 m (less than 102,000 years old). Because of poor gas preservation in air bubbles in shallower depths, investigators could only constrain the Vostok chronology for the section deeper than 1550 m by O<sub>2</sub>/N<sub>2</sub>. Thus for the shallower section of the core, they synchronized the Vostok delta oxygen-18 (&delta;<sup>18</sup>O) and methane (CH<sub>4</sub>) measurements to those of the GISP2 to obtain the chronology (see Bender, et al. 2006). Note, CH<sub>4</sub> data are not included in this data set. Investigators analyzed the O<sub>2</sub>/N<sub>2</sub> and the<em><strong> </strong></em>&delta;<sup>18</sup>O record ratios for approximately the past 115,000 to 400,000 years in the Vostok ice core. They combined new measurements for O<sub>2</sub>/N<sub>2</sub> and &delta;<sup>18</sup>O with data from Bender (2002) and Petit, et al. (1999), respectively. Data are in Microsoft Excel format and are available via FTP.

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Scientific Research

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Michael Bender. 2007. Trapped Gas Composition and Chronology of the Vostok Ice Core. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5P26W12.

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Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry > Nitrogen Compounds
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Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ice Core Records > Ice Core Air Bubbles > Gas Age
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ice Core Records > Ice Core Air Bubbles > Ice Age
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Oxygen Isotopes
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Keyword: Antarctica
Keyword: Gas Age
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Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

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Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

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City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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