Snow-atmosphere Transfer Function for Reversibly Deposited Chemical Species in West Antarctica

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0122

Summary

This data set is part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Cores (WAISCORES) project, an NSF-funded project to understand the influence of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet on climate and sea level change. WAISCORES researchers acquired and analyzed snow pit and core samples from the Siple Dome, in the Siple Coast region, West Antarctica. This data set includes glaciochemical spatial variability data for six Siple Dome snow pits. Samples involved measuring hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and formaldehyde (HCHO) in the air, snow, firn, and ice via suppressed ion chromatography. The data can be used to interpret changes in concentrations of these species recorded in ice cores. Data in this collection were obtained during two Antarctic field seasons in 1994 to 1995 and 1996 to 1997. Data are available via FTP in tab-delimited ASCII text (.dat, .txt) file format.

Geographic Coverage

 

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

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Bales, R. and J. McConnell.
Dataset Title: Snow-atmosphere Transfer Function for Reversibly Deposited Chemical Species in West Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2002-07-11
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0122.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5ZP441W

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1996-11-01
Stop Date: 1997-02-28

Start Date: 1994-11-01
Stop Date: 1995-02-28

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Chemistry Hydrogen Compounds Hydroperoxy
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry

Ancillary Keywords

  • AGDC
  • Antarctica
  • Glaciology
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Ice Sheet
  • ISOTOPES
  • NSIDC
  • Siple
  • Siple Coast
  • Siple Dome
  • Snow
  • thermometry
  • WAIS
  • WAISCORES

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
  • GROUND STATIONS
  • LABORATORY

Project

  • WAISCORES West Antarctic Ice Sheet Cores

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

AGDC

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: 40 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

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

Roger Bales
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 209 228-4348
Email: rbales@ucmerced.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of California - Merced
  • School of Engineering
  • 5200 North Lake Rd.

City: Merced
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 95343
Country: USA

Joseph McConnell
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 775 673-7348
Email: jmcconn@dri.edu
Contact Address:

  • Desert Research Institute
  • Division of Hydrological Sciences
  • 2215 Raggio Parkway

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

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
WAISCORES Product Web Site

Reference

Hutterli, M. A., R. C. Bales, J. R. McConnell, and R. W. Stewart. 2002. HCHO in Antarctic Snow: Preservation in Ice Cores and Air-snow Exchange. Geophysical Research Letters 29(8), 1235: doi:10.1029/2001GL014256.

Hutterli, M. A., J. R. McConnell, G. Chen, R. C. Bales, D. D. Davis, and D. H. Lenschow. 2004. Formaldehyde and Hydrogen Peroxide in Air, Snow and Interstitial Air at South Pole. Atmospheric Environment 38:5439–5450: doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2004.06.003.

Kreutz, K. J., P. A. Mayewski, M. S. Twickler, S. I. Whitlow, J. W. C. White, C. A. Shuman, C. R. Raymond, H. Conway, and J. R. McConnell. 1999. Seasonal Variations of Glaciochemical, Isotopic, and Stratigraphic Properties in Siple Dome, Antarctica Surface Snow. Annals of Glaciology 29:1-7: doi:10.3189/172756499781821193.

McConnell, J. R. 1997. Investigation of the Atmosphere-snow Transfer Process for Hydrogen Peroxide. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona.

McConnell, J. R. and R. C. Bales. 1998. Understanding Atmosphere-to-snow-to-firn Transfer of Hydrogen Peroxide at Siple Dome. Presented at the Chapman Conference on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, Orono, Maine.

McConnell, J., R. Stewart, M. Hutterli and R. Bales. 1999. Modeling Reversible Atmosphere-to-snow Transfer and Preservation of Hydrogen Peroxide in Antarctica. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union A32-D12.

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Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2002-07-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-01

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