Roosevelt Island Ice Core Density and Beta Count Data

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0139

Summary

This data set measures the radioactive decay of nuclear material from Northern and Southern hemisphere nuclear testing. Firn cores were taken from three locations on Roosevelt Island, an ice dome within the Ross Ice Shelf, and were measured at increasing depth for density in kilograms per cubic meter, and for beta counts per hour per kilogram.

The data were collected between November and December of 1997. Measurements were taken incrementally down to approximately 17 meters for each of the three cores. Data are available in text format via ftp.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -79.3889°     S: -79.6167°     E: -160.3833°     W: -161.5667°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Howard Conway
Dataset Title: Roosevelt Island Ice Core Density and Beta Count Data
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-0139.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N55718ZW

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1997-11-01
Stop Date: 1997-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Land Surface Erosion/Sedimentation Stratigraphic Sequence Snow Stratigraphy
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry

Ancillary Keywords

  • Antarctic
  • Antarctica
  • densification
  • Glaciology
  • Ice Core
  • Ice Core Data
  • Ice Core Stratigraphy
  • Ice Stratigraphy
  • NSIDC
  • NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • radioactive decay
  • Snow Densification
  • Snow Stratigraphy
  • Stable Isotopes

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

Personnel

Howard Conway
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 206 543-1190
Email: conway@ess.washington.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Washington
  • Department of Earth and Space Sciences
  • Department of Earth and Space Sciences
  • University of Washington
  • 63 Johnson Hall, Box 351310

City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195-1310
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

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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