WAISCORES: Deep Ice Coring in West Antarctica

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0120

Summary

The WAISCORES project is part of the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs' West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) initiative, which is aimed at understanding the influence of the West Antarctic ice sheet on climate and sea level change. WAISCORES researchers acquired and analyzed ice cores from the Siple Dome, in the Siple Coast region, West Antarctica. These cores allow researchers to distinguish local from regional influences on the climate records recovered from the cores. Drilling for the Siple Dome core began in November 1996 and finished in January 1999. The core site is located between ice streams C and D at approximately 81° 40' S and 148° 49' W. Preliminary studies indicate that the paleoclimate record preserved in the 1003-meter Siple Dome ice core extends back more than 90 thousand years. Data are available via ftp.

The following WAISCORES investigators have made contributions to WAISCORES research. NSIDC archives data for many of these investigators: Mary Albert, Richard Alley, Robin Bell, Michael Bender, Robert Bindscadler, Pierre Biscaye, Donald Blankenship, Ed Brook, Nelia Dunbar, Joan Fitzpatrick, Tony Gow, Gregg Lamorey, Paul Mayewski, Joseph McConnell, Deb Meese, Nadine Nereson, Charlie Raymond, Eric Saltzman, Eric Steig, Christopher Shuman, Ken Taylor, Lonnie Thompson, Edwin Waddington, Martin Wahlen, James White, and Gret Zielinksi.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -81°     S: -81°     E: -149°     W: -149°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Gregg Lamorey
Dataset Title: WAISCORES: Deep Ice Coring in West Antarctica
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-0120.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5765C7H

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1996-01-01
Stop Date: 1999-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Stratigraphy
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Stratigraphy

Ancillary Keywords

  • AGDC
  • Antarctica
  • Glaciology
  • Ice Sheet
  • NSIDC
  • Siple
  • Siple Coast
  • Siple Dome
  • WAIS
  • WAISCORES

Platform

  • GROUND STATIONS

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

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 154 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Gregg W. Lamorey
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: sco@.maxey.dri.edu
Contact Address:

  • Desert Research Institute
  • 2215 Raggio Parkway

City: Reno
Province or State: NV
Postal Code: 89512

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

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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