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Concentration and Isotopic Composition of O2 and N2 in Trapped Gases of the Vostok Ice Core

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0107

Summary

These data describe the d18O of O2, d15N of N2, d18Oatm, and O2/N2 ratios of trapped gases in the Vostok ice core from East Antarctica. The investigator used a mass spectrometer to measure gas concentrations and isotopic compositions. Data extend to approximately 420,000 years ago. Two different age models are included.

Data are available in tab-delimited ASCII format via ftp.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -72.28°     S: -72.28°     E: 106.48°     W: 106.48°     Min Altitude: 3500 meters     Max Altitude: 3500 meters     Min Depth: 183.3 meters     Max Depth: 3623 meters

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Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Michael Bender
Dataset Title: Concentration and Isotopic Composition of O2 and N2 in Trapped Gases of the Vostok Ice Core
Dataset Release Date: 2002-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0107.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5862DCW

Paleo Temporal Coverage

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA VOSTOK STATION
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Isotopes
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry

Ancillary Keywords

  • AGDC
  • Antarctica
  • Glaciology
  • Ice Core
  • ISOTOPES
  • Nitrogen
  • NSIDC
  • NSIDC-0107
  • Oxygen
  • Trapped Gases
  • Vostok

Platform

  • GROUND STATIONS

Instrument

  • MASS SPECTROMETERS

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

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 231 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Michael Bender
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 609 258-2936
Email: bender@princeton.edu
Contact Address:

  • Princeton University
  • Department of Geosciences
  • M48 Guyot Hall

City: Princeton
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08544
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

Petit, J.R., J. Jouzel, D. Raynaud, N. I. Barkov, J.M. Barnola, I. Basile, M. Bender, J. Chappellaz, M. Davis, G. Delaygue, V.M. Kotlyakov, M. Legrand, V.Y. Lipenkov, C. Lorius, L. Pepin, C. Ritz, E. Saltzman, and M. Stievenard. 1999. Climate and atmospheric history of the past 420,000 years from the Vostok ice core, Antarctica. Nature 399: 429-436.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2002-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-14

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