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Volcanic Records in the Siple and Taylor Dome Ice Cores

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0126

Summary

This data set is part of the 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 ice cores from the Siple Dome, in the Siple Coast region, West Antarctica.

This data set includes backscattered electron images of tephra samples extracted from the Siple and Taylor Dome ice cores, as well as electron microprobe analyses of glass shards in cases where significant, compositionally-consistent glass populations were present. The data set also includes data on the amount of volcanically derived sulfate deposited on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and recorded in the Siple Dome ice core.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -81°     S: -81°     E: -149°     W: -149°    
N: -77.95°     S: -77.95°     E: 158.7889°     W: 158.7889°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Gregory Zielinski, Nelia Dunbar
Dataset Title: Volcanic Records in the Siple and Taylor Dome Ice Cores
Dataset Release Date: 2003-05-14
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0126.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5FQ9TJG

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
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Volcanic Deposits Tephra
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets

Ancillary Keywords

  • AGDC
  • Antarctica
  • Glaciology
  • Ice Core
  • Ice Sheet
  • NSIDC
  • Paleotemperature
  • Siple
  • Siple Coast
  • Siple Dome
  • Snow
  • stratigraphy
  • Taylor Dome
  • Tephra
  • volcanic deposits
  • WAIS
  • WAISCORES

Platform

  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
  • GROUND STATIONS

Instrument

  • CORING DEVICES

Project

  • WAISCORES West Antarctic Ice Sheet Cores

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: 29 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 23.6 MB
Distribution Format: TIFF

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 74 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Gregory Zielinski
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 603 862-1012
Email: gaz@unh.edu
Contact Address:

  • Climate Change Research Center
  • Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
  • Morse Hall
  • University of New Hampshire

City: Durham
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03824

Nelia Dunbar
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • New Mexico Bureau of Mines & Mineral Resources
  • Earth and Environmental Science Department
  • New Mexico Tech

City: Socorro
Province or State: NM
Postal Code: 87801-4796

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

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
WAISCORES Product Web Site

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-14

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