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Newall Glacier Snow Pit and Ice Core, 1987 to 1989

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0088

Summary

Snow pit and ice core data from the Newall Glacier (location - 162 30' East, 77 35' South) were collected during 1987 and 1988. These include information on chemistry, Beta profiles and stratigraphy. Ice cores were collected during the austral summer of 1988-1989 and contain information on chemistry, Pb- 210 profiles, density profiles and temperature profiles. Core A was 175 meters long and core B was 150 meters long.

The snow pits were dug and sampled by the Glacier Research Group (GRG), using established protocols to prevent contamination. The samples for major ion chemistry remained frozen until melted for analysis in the GRG lab, located at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), and all core processing was done by GRG established protocols to prevent contamination. Major ions were analyzed using suppressed ion chromatography.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -77°     S: -77°     E: 162°     W: 162°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Sallie Whitlow and Paul Mayewski
Dataset Title: Newall Glacier Snow Pit and Ice Core, 1987 to 1989
Dataset Release Date: 1999-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0088.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5JM27JP

Temporal Coverage

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

Start Date: 1987-11-01
Stop Date: 1988-01-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Temperature
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Temperature

Ancillary Keywords

  • AGDC
  • Antarctic
  • Glaciology
  • NSIDC

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
  • Geoscientific Information

Platform

  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS

Instrument

  • CORING DEVICES

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: 118 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

Mayewski, P.A. et al. 1995. An ice-core based, late Holocene history for the Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica. Contributions to Antarctic Research IV. Antarctic Res. Series, 67:33-45.

Welch, K. A. 1993. Glaciochemical investigations of the Newall Glacier, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. MS thesis. University of New Hampshire.

Welch, K. A., P.A. Mayewski and S. I. Whitlow. 1993. Methanesulfonic acid in coastal Antarctic snow related to sea- ice extent. Geophys. Res. Lett. 20:443-446.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 1999-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-14

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