Greenland Snow Pit and Core Stratigraphy (Analog and Digital Formats)

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eng; usa

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Greenland Snow Pit and Core Stratigraphy (Analog and Digital Formats)

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
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Date Stamp:

2014-12-19

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/g10004.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Greenland Snow Pit and Core Stratigraphy (Analog and Digital Formats)
Date:
Date: 2013
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition Date: 2013-01-30
Identifier: G10004
Identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5RN35SK
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC ARC User Services
Organization Name: NSIDC Roger G. Barry Archives and Resource Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center CIRES, 449 UCB University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/rocs/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Abstract:

This data set is comprised of scientific field study notebooks from geologist Carl S. Benson describing his traverses of Greenland from 1952 to 1955. The notebooks contain data on Greenland snow accumulation, snow temperature, stratigrapy, ice sheet facies, and snow densification. Dr. Benson's notebooks also include a supplementary 1956 snow accumulation study done by the U.S. Air Force. The notebooks have been scanned and put into PDF format. In addition, a compendium of Greenland snow accumulation data, compiled by Dr. Benson in 1986, is included that spans 1911 to 1981. It is in ASCII text format. During a four-year period from 1952 through 1955, Carl Benson, along with many other individuals and several other organizations, dug and studied 146 snow pits and made 288 supplementary snow hardness profiles with a ramsonde instrument along a 1100 mile traverse in Northwest Greenland (Benson 1962). For each exposed pit, temperature, density, ram hardness, and grain size were measured. The data in the notebooks include a listing of all pit locations, a summary matrix of data collected at each station; accumulation data adjusted for Fall 1954 and Fall 1955 reference horizons; average accumulation for all stations; integrated ram hardness (snow density); descriptive stratigraphy, pit profile temperature and density; and pit and core temperature, density, ram hardness, and stratigraphy for each location. Benson's notebooks for 1952 through 1954 were scanned at NSIDC and are available via FTP. As of January 2013, the 1955 notebooks are still in the process of being digitized. The physical notebooks are available for use on-site at NSIDC by appointment.

Purpose:

Scientific Research

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Benson, C. S. 2013. Greenland Snow Pit and Core Stratigraphy (Analog and Digital Formats). [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5RN35SK.

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Individual Name: C. S. Benson
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Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

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Value: pointOfContact
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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > North America > Greenland
Keyword: Geographic Region > Arctic
Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar
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Value: place
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Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Density
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Facies
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Stratigraphy
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ice Core Records
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Density
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Facies
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Stratigraphy
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Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
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Date: 2008-02-05
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Keywords

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Citation Information:

Title: None
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: Haefeli Rammsonde Penetrometer
Keyword: Ice Sheet Facies
Keyword: Snow Accumulation
Keyword: SNOW CORES
Keyword: Snow Densification
Keyword: Snow Stratigraphy
Keyword: Traverses
Keyword: Weston Bimetallic Thermometer
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Value: theme
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eng; usa

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Value: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
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Westbound Longitude: -69
Eastbound Longitude: -38
Southbound Latitude: 69
Northbound Latitude: 78

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19110101
End Position: 19811231

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC ARC User Services
Organization Name: NSIDC Roger G. Barry Archives and Resource Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center CIRES, 449 UCB University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/rocs/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: PDF
Specification: FTP 2.8 GB

Data File Format:

Name: Paper
Specification: Paper

Data File Format:

Specification: Microfiche

Data File Format:

Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
Specification: FTP 70 KB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/NOAA/G10004/
Description: Data Access URL
Function:

Value: download
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/noaa/g10004-greenland-snow-pit/
Description: Documentation URL
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Value: onLine
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Density: 2.8
Density Units: B
Medium Name: FTP

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Name: CAMERAS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: PENETROMETERS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: THERMOMETERS
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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