Methane Concentrations from the WAIS Divide Ice Core (WDC06A), 60 to 11,300 ybp

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0509

Summary

This data set contains a high-resolution history of atmospheric methane (CH4) concentrations in parts per billion (ppb) from approximately 60 to 11,300 years before present (ybp), obtained in 2010 from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide Ice Core WDC06A. Gas age is derived from the WDC06A-5 ice age scale.

Data are available via FTP as a Microsoft Excel file (.xlsx).

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -79.46763°     S: -79.46763°     E: -112.086483°     W: -112.086483°     Min Depth: 91.48 meters     Max Depth: 1948.3 meters

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Todd Sowers
Dataset Title: Methane Concentrations from the WAIS Divide Ice Core (WDC06A), 60 to 11,300 ybp
Dataset Release Date: 2012-04-19
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0509.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5J1013R

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2010-01-01
Stop Date: 2010-12-31

Paleo Temporal Coverage

Paleo Start Date: 11300
Paleo Stop Date: 60
Chronostratigraphic Unit: Phanerozoic Cenozoic Quaternary Holocene Holocene

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA WEST ANTARCTIC ICE SHEET DIVIDE

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Methane

Ancillary Keywords

  • AGDC
  • Antarctica
  • Methane
  • WAIS
  • WAIS Divide
  • West Antarctica

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS

Instrument

  • GAS CHROMATOGRAPHS

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

AGDC

Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/

Data Center Personnel

Name: AGDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 52 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel

Personnel

Todd A. Sowers
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 814 865-1921
Email: tas11@psu.edu
Contact Address:

  • Penn State University
  • Earth and Environment Science Institute
  • 317b Earth and Engineering Science Building

City: University Park
Province or State: PA
Postal Code: 16802
Country: USA

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Reference

Sowers, T. 2010. Atmospheric Methane Isotope Records Covering the Holocene Period. Quaternary Science Reviews 29, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.05.023

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2012-04-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-20

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