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Biogenic Sulfur in the Siple Dome Ice Core

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0201

Summary

This data set is a continuous, high-resolution record of biogenic sulfur (methanesulfonate, known as MSA and CH3SO3-) in the 1000 m deep Siple Dome A (SDMA) core, covering 100,000 to 20 years BP. The analysis was done on between August 2002 and November 2003 at the University of California, Irvine. Investigators used a mass spectrometer to measure methanesulfonate. Measurements are given as MSA concentration at various depths. Estimated age of the ice at each depth is also given.

This project was a part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Cores (WAISCORES) project for deep ice coring in West Antarctica. WAISCORES is supported by the Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation (NSF).

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -81.7°     S: -81.7°     E: -148.8°     W: -148.8°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Saltzman
Dataset Title: Biogenic Sulfur in the Siple Dome Ice Core
Dataset Release Date: 2004-03-09
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0201.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5S180F1

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2002-09-01
Stop Date: 2003-11-30

Paleo Temporal Coverage

Paleo Start Date: Biannual for uppermost core, 7

Paleo Start Date: 100, 000 cal yrs BP
Paleo Stop Date: present

Location Keywords

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

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry

Ancillary Keywords

  • biogenic sulfur
  • Methanesulfonate
  • Siple Dome
  • WAIS

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • FIELD INVESTIGATION
  • FIELD SURVEYS
  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
  • LABORATORY

Instrument

  • MASS SPECTROMETERS

Data Set Progress

in work

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

Personnel

Eric Saltzman
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 949 824-3936
Fax: 1 949 824-3874
Email: esaltzma@uci.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of California, Irvine
  • Department of Earth System Science
  • Department of Earth System Science
  • University of California, Irvine

City: Irvine
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 92697-3100
Country: USA

Irina Dioumaeva
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Irvine

City: Irvine
Province or State: CA
Country: USA

Brandon Finley
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, Irvine

City: Irvine
Province or State: CA
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

Related URL

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Antarctic Glaciological Data Center (AGDC)

Reference

Nereson, N.A., C.F. Raymond, R.W. Jacobel, and E.D. Waddington. 2000. The accumulation pattern across Siple Dome, West Antarctica, inferred from radar-detected internal layers. Journal of Glaciology. 46(152), 75-87.

Kreutz, K.J., Mayewski, P.A., Meeker, L.D., Twickler, M.S., and Whitlow, S.I. 1998. Continuous glaciochemical measurements on the Siple Dome deep ice core. Antarctic Journal of the U.S. 33(5).

Gow, A.J. and H. Engelhardt. 2000. Preliminary analysis of ice cores from Siple Dome, West Antarctica. Physics of Ice Core Records, Hokkaido University Press, Sapporo, Japan.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-14

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