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Sea Ice, Oceanic Water, and Sediments, Arctic Ocean and Beaufort Sea

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Entry ID

GGD234

Summary

This study analyzed sea water, sea-ice, and bottom sediments to depths of 90 m in the Arctic Ocean and Beaufort Sea. Measurements were taken between 1990 and 1995. These data are available as U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Reports

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 72.633°     S: 70°     E: -145°     W: -152°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Keith A. Kvenvolden and Thomas D. Lorenson
Dataset Title: Sea Ice, Oceanic Water, and Sediments, Arctic Ocean and Beaufort Sea
Dataset Release Date: 2003-06-05
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd234.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1990-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31

Location Keywords

  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN BEAUFORT SEA,
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN BEAUFORT SEA ARCTIC OCEAN

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Extent
  • Oceans Marine Sediments Sediment Composition
  • Oceans Ocean Chemistry
  • Oceans Ocean Temperature
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Extent

Ancillary Keywords

  • Freshwater Ice
  • Geophysics
  • Oceanographic Data
  • Ocean Water Chemistry Measurements
  • Ocean Water Temperature Measurements
  • Sea Ice

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Oceans

Platform

  • SHIPS

Data Center

Frozen Ground Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Data Center Personnel

Name: FGDC 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: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Format: HTML

Personnel

Keith A. Kvenvolden
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 415 354-3213
Fax: 1 415 354-3191
Email: kk@octopus.wr.usgs.gov
Contact Address:

  • US Geological Survey
  • 345 Middlefield Road, MS 999

City: Menlo Park
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94025
Country: USA

Thomas D. Lorenson
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 415 354-3094
Fax: 1 415 354-3191
Email: lorenson@octopus.wr.usgs.gov
Contact Address:

  • US Geological Survey
  • 345 Middlefield Road, MS 999

City: Menlo Park
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94025
Country: USA

Reference

Kvenvolden, K. A. 1990. Arctic gas hydrates as a source of methane in global change. International Conference on the Role of the Polar Regions in Global Change, 11-15 June 1990, Fairbanks, AK. Abstracts, p. 211.

Kvenvolden, K. A. 1991. Review of Arctic gas hydrates as a source of methane in global change. In : Weller, G., Wilson, C. L., and Severin, B. A. B. (eds.) International Conference on the Role of the Polar Regions in Global Change, 11-15 June 1990, Fairbanks, AK. Proceedings, vol. 2, p. 696-701.

Kvenvolden, K. A., and Collett, T. S. 1991. Permafrost and gas hydrates as sources of methane at high latitudes. International Symposium on Environmental Biogeochemistry, 10th, San Francisco, CA. Abstracts, p. 22.

Kvenvolden, K. A., Collett, T. S., and Williams, R. S. 1991. Methane in permafrost ice near Fairbanks, Alaska. EOS, Transactions of the AGU, 72(17), Supplement, p. 67. (abstract)

Kvenvolden, K. A., and Lorenson, T. D. 1991. Varying amounts of methane in shallow permafrost cores from Alaska. EOS, Transactions of the AGU, 72(44), Supplement, p. 162. (abstract).

Kvenvolden, K. A., Lorenson, T. D., and Collett, T. C. 1991. Arctic shelf gas hydrate as a possible source of methane. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 23(5), p. A238.

Kvenvolden, K. A., Collett, T. S., Lorenson, T. D., and Reeburgh, W. S. 1992. Methane in permafrost: Preliminary studies at the CRREL permafrost tunnel near Fox, Alaska. EOS, Transactions of the AGU, 73(14), Supplement, p. 119. (abstract).

Kvenvolden, K. A., Lorenson, T. D., and Lilley, M. D. 1992. Methane in the Beaufort Sea on the continental shelf of Alaska. EOS, Transactions of the AGU, 73(4), Supplement, p. 309. (abstract).

Lorenson, T.D., Kvenvolden, K.A., and Lilley, M.D. 1992. Methane in permafrost: Comparison of frozen and thawed ground. EOS, Transactions of the AGU, 73(43), Supplement, p. 182-183. (abstract).

Kvenvolden, K.A., and Collett, T.C. 1993. Permafrost and gas hydrates as possible sources of atmospheric methane at high latitudes. U.S. Geological Survey. Circular 1086, p. 92-93.

Kvenvolden, Collett, T.C and K.A., Lorenson, T.D. 1993. Studies of permafrost and gas hydrates as possible sources of atmospheric methane at high latitudes. In: Oremland, R.S. (ed.) Biogeochemistry of Global Change. NY: Chapman and Hall, p. 487-501.

Kvenvolden, K. A., and Lorenson, T. D. 1993. Methane in permafrost: Preliminary results from coring at Fairbanks, Alaska. Chemosphere, 26, p. 609-616.

Kvenvolden, K. A., Lilley, M. D., Lorenson, T. D., Barnes, P. W., and McLaughlin, E. 1993. Beaufort Sea continental shelf as a seasonal source of atmospheric methane. Geophysical Research Letters, 20, p. 2459-2462.

Kvenvolden, K. A., Lorenson, T. D., Barnes, P. W., Lilley, M. D., and Olson, E. J. 1993. Methane in ice-covered continental shelf waters of the Beaufort Sea, Alaska. EOS, Transactions of the AGU, 74(43), Supplement, p. 121. (abstract).

Lorenson, T. D., Kvenvolden, K. A., Barnes, P. W., Lilley, M. D., and Olson, E. J. 1993. Methane in coastal sea ice, Beaufort Sea, Alaska. EOS, Transactions of the AGU, 74(43), Supplement, p. 121. (abstract).

Kvenvolden, K. A., Lorenson, T. D., and Barber, V. 1994. Methane in the Fox permafrost tunnel near Fairbanks, Alaska. In: Till, A. B. and T. E. Moore (eds.) 1993. Alaska Accomplishments Bulletin. U.S. Geological Survey. Bulletin 2107, p. 31-37. Kvenvolden, K. A., Lorenson, T. D., Barnes, P. W., Popp, B. N., Sansone, F. J., Rust, T. M., Lilley, M. D., and Olsen, E. J. 1994. Possible sources of methane in seasonal ice of the Alaskan Beaufort Sea. EOS, Transactions of the AGU, 75(44), Supplement, p. 77. (abstract).

Lorenson, T. D., Kvenvolden, K. A., and Lilley, M. D. 1994. Comparison of methane concentrations in ice-covered and ice-free shelfal waters of the Beaufort Sea, Alaska. EOS, Transactions of the AGU, 75(3), Supplement, p. 93. (abstract)

Kvenvolden, K. A., and Lorenson, T. D. 1995. Review of methane in permafrost near Fairbanks, Alaska. Geological Society of America. Abstracts with Programs. Director's approval, in press. Lorenson, T. D., and Kvenvolden, K. A. 1995. Methane in coastal sea water and sea ice, Beaufort Sea, Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey. Open File Report 95-70, 84 p.

Lorenson, T. D., Kvenvolden, K. A., Barnes, P. W., Popp, B. N., Sansone, F. J., Rust, T. M., Lilley, M. D., and Olsen, E.J . 1995 (in press). Isotopic composition of methane in seawater of the Alaskan Beaufort Sea. IUGG, 2-15 July 1995, Boulder, CO. Program.

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Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-06-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-08-22

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