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Vostok Ice Core Chemistry, Timescale, Isotope, and Temperature Data

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0242

Summary

This data set contains ice core chemistry, timescale, isotope, and temperature data analyzed by several investigators. In January 1998, the collaborative ice-drilling project between Russia, the United States, and France at the Russian Vostok station in East Antarctica yielded the deepest ice core ever recovered, reaching a depth of 3,623 m. Preliminary data indicate the Vostok ice-core record extends through four climate cycles, with ice slightly older than 400 kyr.

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Temperature
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Carbon Dioxide
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Isotopes
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Methane
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Temperature

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • GROUND STATIONS

Instrument

  • CORING DEVICES

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

Personnel

Jean Robert Petit
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • LGGE-CNRS

Jean Jouzel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • CEA/SACLAY/DSM

Country: France

Todd A. Sowers
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 814 865-1921
Email: tas11@psu.edu
Contact Address:

  • Penn State University
  • Earth and Environment Science Institute
  • 317b Earth and Engineering Science Building

City: University Park
Province or State: PA
Postal Code: 16802
Country: USA

Michael Bender
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 609 258-2936
Email: bender@princeton.edu
Contact Address:

  • Princeton University
  • Department of Geosciences
  • M48 Guyot Hall

City: Princeton
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08544
Country: USA

J M Barnola
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Geophysique de l’ Environnement

City: Grenoble
Country: France

Hubertus Fishcer
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Alfred Wegener Institute

City: Bremerhaven
Country: Germany

Jerome Chappellaz
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • CNRS

City: Grenoble
Country: France

Thomas Blunier
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Princeton University

William Ruddiman
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Virginia

Country: USA

Maureen Raymo
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Boston University

Country: USA

Claude Lorius
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Geophysique de l'Environnement

Country: France

Ed Brook
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Washington State University

D Lal
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Country: USA

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2004-08-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-10

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