South Pole Snow Pit, 1988 and 1989

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0086

Summary

Information from 6-meter snow pits dug close to the South Pole in austral summer 1988-1989 by the Glacier Research Group of the University of New Hampshire (location - 38 km on grid 90 from South Pole station - eastern margin of clean air sector) are available.

Major ion chemistry (Na, K, Mg, Ca, Cl, NO3, SO4), oxygen isotopes (I8O), H2O2, and beta from a 6-meter snow pit covering the period 1955 to 1989 are included. Major ion chemistry for a series of surface snow samples were also collected on the traverse to the pit.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -90°     S: -90°     E: -180°     W: -180°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Sallie Whitlow and Paul Mayewski
Dataset Title: South Pole Snow Pit, 1988 and 1989
Dataset Release Date: 2004-06-24
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0086.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5T43R0R

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1988-11-01
Stop Date: 1989-01-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Snow Pit Major Ion Chemistry
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Snow Pit Oxygen Isotopes
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Snow Pit Major Ion Chemistry
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Snow Pit Oxygen Isotopes

Ancillary Keywords

  • AGDC
  • Antarctic
  • Glaciology
  • Ion Chemistry
  • NSIDC
  • Oxygen Isotopes
  • Snow Pits

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
  • Geoscientific Information

Data Set Progress

complete

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

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Data Center Personnel

Name: NOAA 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: 40 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Sallie Whitlow
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 603 862-4129
Email: siw@unh.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of New Hampshire
  • Climate Change Research Center
  • Morse Hall, Room 356
  • EOS - UNH
  • 39 College Road

City: Durham
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA

Paul A. Mayewski
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 207 581-3019 x
Email: paul.mayewski@maine.edu
Email: climatechange@maine.edu
Contact Address:

  • Climate Change Institute
  • Department of Earth Sciences
  • University of Maine

City: Orono
Province or State: ME
Postal Code: 04469
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

Dibb, J., P.A. Mayewski, C. Buck and S. Drummey. 1990. Beta radiation from snow. Nature, 344:25.

Mayewski P.A. and M. R. Legrand. 1990. Recent increase in nitrate concentration of Antarctic snow. Nature, 346:258-260.

Whitlow, S., P.A. Mayewski and J. E. Dibb. 1992. A comparison of major chemical species seasonal concentration and accumulation at the South Pole and Summit, Greenland. Atmos. Environ. 26A:2,045-2,054.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-14

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