Taylor Dome Ice Core Data

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0132

Summary

The collection site is Taylor Dome, an ice-accumulation area on the East Antarctic ice sheet. The dome is a ridge about 20 x 80 km, which lies inland of the Transantarctic Mountains. Deep drilling by the Polar Ice Coring Office (PICO) at Taylor Dome reached bedrock at a depth of 554 meters during the 1993-1994 austral summer season.

This data set includes mesurements of:

  • beryllium-10 (betd.txt)
  • oxygen isotopes (hi18o_td.txt and lo18o_td.txt)
  • deuterium isotopes (deld_20cm.txt and deld_td.txt).

These data were produced at the University of Washington from samples obtained in the field and via the University of New Hampshire automatic melting system. For beryllium, deuterium, and 20-cm oxygen isotope data, the st9810 ice age (kyB1950) timescale is used. For 0.5- to 1-m oxygen isotope data, the st9507 is used.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -77°     S: -77°     E: 158°     W: 158°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Eric Steig, James White
Dataset Title: Taylor Dome Ice Core Data
Dataset Release Date: 2003-08-18
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0132.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5JH3J4C

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1993-01-01
Stop Date: 1996-12-31

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 Depth
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Stratigraphy
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Isotopes
  • 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 Depth
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Stratigraphy

Ancillary Keywords

  • accumulation
  • AGDC
  • Antarctica
  • densification
  • Deuterium
  • Glaciology
  • Ice Core
  • Ice Sheet
  • ISOTOPES
  • NSIDC
  • oxygen isotope
  • Paleotemperature
  • Snow
  • Taylor Dome
  • thermometry

Platform

  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
  • 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: 105 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Eric J. Steig
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 206 685-3715
Email: steig@uw.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Washington
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • University of Washington
  • 70 Johnson Hall

City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195
Country: USA

James White
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 303 492-5494
Email: jwhite@spot.colorado.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Colorado
  • INSTAAR
  • Campus Box 450

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309
Country: USA

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

Reference

Steig, E.G. et al. 1998. Synchronous Climate Changes in Antarctica and the North Atlantic. Science 282:92-95.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-08-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-15

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