Methane and Carbonyl Sulfide Analysis of Siple Dome Ice Core Subsamples

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0131

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Saltzman, E. and M. Aydin
Publication Date: 20020710
Title: Methane and Carbonyl Sulfide Analysis of Siple Dome Ice Core Subsamples
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0131.html
Online Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5P848VP

Description:

Abstract:

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 ice cores from the Siple Dome, in the Siple Coast region, West Antarctica. Siple Dome ice cores were analyzed for methanesulfonate (MSA) and carbonyl sulfide (OCS). The methanesulfonate analysis was done on cores A-E and a hot water core, and the carbonyl sulfide analysis was done on 11 C cores. Methanesulfonate data include the sample identification number, depth, and methanesulfonate parts per billion (ppb) of each sample. Carbonyl sulfide data include the depth, OCS parts per trillion (ppt) of each sample, percent error, and gas age (years). Data are available via FTP in tab-delimited ASCII text (.dat, .txt) file format.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

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Citation Information:

Originator: Saltzman, E. and M. Aydin
Publication Date: 20020710
Title: Methane and Carbonyl Sulfide Analysis of Siple Dome Ice Core Subsamples
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/agdc/nsidc0131_saltzman/index.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19960101
Ending Date: 19991231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -149°
East Bounding Coordinate: -149°
North Bounding Coordinate: -81°
South Bounding Coordinate: -81°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Chemistry Carbon and Hydrocarbon Compounds Methane
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Chemistry Sulfur Compounds Carbonyl Sulfide
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Paleoclimate Ice Core Records
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Methane
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: WAISCORES West Antarctic Ice Sheet Cores

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: CORING DEVICES

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
Theme Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Theme Keyword: LABORATORY

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: AGDC
Theme Keyword: Antarctica
Theme Keyword: carbonyl sulfide
Theme Keyword: chromatography
Theme Keyword: gas measurement
Theme Keyword: Glaciology
Theme Keyword: Ice Core
Theme Keyword: Ice Sheet
Theme Keyword: Methane
Theme Keyword: MSA
Theme Keyword: NSIDC
Theme Keyword: Paleotemperature
Theme Keyword: Siple
Theme Keyword: Siple Coast
Theme Keyword: Siple Dome
Theme Keyword: Snow
Theme Keyword: stratigraphy
Theme Keyword: WAIS
Theme Keyword: WAISCORES

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Antarctica
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Polar

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Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Distributor:

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Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

NSIDC-0131

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

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Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: ASCII Text (.txt)

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Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20130315

Metadata Review Date:

20130315

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

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