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Byrd Ice Core Microparticle and Chemistry Data

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0247

Summary

This data set consists of microparticle and chemistry data from Byrd Ice Core, the first ice core to reach bedrock in Antarctica. The core was drilled with a cable-suspended electromechanical rotary drill at Byrd Station, Antarctica. The vertical thickness of the ice was 2164 meters and more than 99 percent of the core was recovered. Cores were sought for investigations of the physical properties of the ice sheet, the nature of the ice-rock contact, and the composition of the underlying bedrock.

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Carbon Dioxide
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Methane
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Nitrous Oxide
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Particulate Matter

Platform

  • GROUND STATIONS

Instrument

  • CORING DEVICES

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

L. G. Thompson
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Ohio State University
  • Byrd Polar Research Institute

City: Columbus
Province or State: OH
Country: USA

Thomas Blunier
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Princeton University

Ed Brook
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Washington State University

Jacqueline Fluckiger
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Bern
  • Physics Institute

City: Bern
Country: Switzerland

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

Metadata Views

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Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

DIF XML

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

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ISO HTML

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

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