Micrometeorites from the South Pole Water Well

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0113

Summary

Micrometeorites dated between 1100 A.D. to 1500 A.D. were collected from the bottom of the South Pole Water Well in December 1995. Element analyses of 181 cosmic glass spherule and micrometeorite samples are in ASCII text and Excel spreadsheet format. Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images of the spherules and micrometeorites are in TIFF format. Data are available via ftp.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -90°     S: -90°     E: 0°     W: 0°     Min Depth: 90 meters     Max Depth: 105 meters

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Susan Taylor
Dataset Title: Micrometeorites from the South Pole Water Well
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-0113.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5R49NQK

Temporal Coverage

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

Paleo Temporal Coverage

Paleo Start Date: 1100 A.D.
Paleo Stop Date: 1500 A.D.

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA

Science Keywords

  • Solid Earth Rocks/Minerals Meteorites Micrometeorites

Ancillary Keywords

  • AGDC
  • Glass spherules
  • Micrometeorites
  • NSIDC
  • NSIDC-0113
  • SEM/EMAX
  • South Pole Water Well

Platform

  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS

Instrument

  • ELECTRON MICROPROBES
  • SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPES
  • SEDIMENT TRAPS

Project

  • CRREL U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

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: 35.8 - 43.4 MB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 89.3 - 1024 KB
Distribution Format: TIFF

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 9.5 - 12.8 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Susan Taylor
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Hanover, NH, 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

Taylor, S. 'Cosmic Dust from the South Pole.' 25 March 2002. Environmental Sciences Branch, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory. http://www.crrel.usace.army.mil/es/research/micrometeorites.htm . Accessed 17 September 2002.

Taylor, S., J.H. Lever, R.P. Harvey, and J. Govoni. 1997. Collecting micrometeorites from the South Pole Water Well. U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory Report 97-1, 37 pp.

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

Metadata Views

DIF Text-Only

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

DIF XML

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

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ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata

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