Entry_ID: NSIDC-0120
Entry_Title: WAISCORES: Deep Ice Coring in West Antarctica
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Gregg
   Middle_Name: W.
   Last_Name: Lamorey
   Email: sco@.maxey.dri.edu
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Desert Research Institute

      Address: 2215 Raggio Parkway
      City: Reno
      Province_or_State: NV
      Postal_Code: 89512
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Sheets
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Depth/Thickness
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow/Ice Chemistry
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Stratigraphy
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Sheets
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Depth/Thickness
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow/Ice Chemistry
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Stratigraphy
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Keyword: AGDC
Keyword: Antarctica
Keyword: Glaciology
Keyword: Ice Sheet
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: Siple
Keyword: Siple Coast
Keyword: Siple Dome
Keyword: WAIS
Keyword: WAISCORES
Sensor_Name: CORING DEVICES
Source_Name: GROUND STATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1996-01-01
   Stop_Date: 1999-12-31
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -81
   Northernmost_Latitude: -81
   Westernmost_Longitude: -149
   Easternmost_Longitude: -149
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ANTARCTICA
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Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: AGDC > Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: AGDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 154 MB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: 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.

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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2002-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2014-03-14
DIF_Revision_History: Removed USADCC logo for Search cleanup.