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Ross Ice Drainage System (RIDS) Glaciochemical Analysis

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0266

Summary

The Ross Ice Drainage System (RIDS) project provides a high-resolution record of atmospheric chemical deposition taken from several ice cores and snow pits located at sites within or immediately adjacent to the Ross Ice Drainage System. Three sites were visited during a 1995 traverse in inland West Antarctica. The traverse was 158 km, trending 26° from Byrd Surface Camp. The core from site A (78°44'S, 116°20'W) is 148 m deep, the core from site B (79°27.66'S, 118°02.68'W) is 60 m deep, and the core from site C (80°00.85'S, 119°33.73'W) is 60 m deep. Glaciochemical analysis focuses on the major ions deposited from the antarctic atmosphere, including Na (sodium), NH4 (ammonium), K (potassium), Mg (magnesium), Ca (calcium), Cl (chloride), NO3 (nitrate), and SO4 (sulfate). Chemical analysis also includes methanesulfonic acid (MSA) and nssSO4 (non-sea salt sulfate). The data are available by FTP in ASCII text format and Excel files.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -80.014°     S: -80.014°     E: -119.562°     W: -119.562°    
N: -79.461°     S: -79.461°     E: -118.045°     W: -118.045°    
N: -78.733°     S: -78.733°     E: -116.333°     W: -116.333°     Max Depth: 60 meters

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Paul Mayewski, Karl Kreutz, Mark Twickler, Sallie Whitlow, and Loren D. Meeker
Dataset Title: Ross Ice Drainage System (RIDS) Glaciochemical Analysis
Dataset Release Date: 2005-05-09
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0266.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5M906KG

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1995-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31

Paleo Temporal Coverage

Paleo Start Date: 1506 A.D.
Paleo Stop Date: 1996 A.D.
Chronostratigraphic Unit: Phanerozoic Cenozoic Quaternary Holocene Holocene

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Ions Ammonium
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Ions Calcium
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Ions Chloride
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Ions Magnesium
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Ions Nitrate
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Ions Potassium
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Ions Sodium
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Ions Sulfate
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Nitrous Oxide
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry

Ancillary Keywords

  • AGDC
  • Ammonium (NH4)
  • Calcium (CA)
  • Chloride (CL)
  • Ice Core
  • Ice Core Chemistry
  • Magnesium
  • Methane Sulfonic Acid
  • Nitrate (NO3)
  • NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • OPP-9316564
  • Potassium (K)
  • Sodium (NA)
  • Sulfate (SO4)

Platform

  • GROUND STATIONS

Instrument

  • CORING DEVICES
  • ION CHROMATOGRAPHS

Access Constraints

none

Use Constraints

none

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 Format: Microsoft Excel

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

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

Paul A. Mayewski
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 207 581-3019 x
Email: paul.mayewski@maine.edu
Email: climatechange@maine.edu
Contact Address:

  • Climate Change Institute
  • Department of Earth Sciences
  • University of Maine

City: Orono
Province or State: ME
Postal Code: 04469
Country: USA

Karl Kreutz
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 207 581-3011
Email: karl.kreutz@maine.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Maine
  • Climate Change Institute
  • 236 Sawyer Environmental Research Center

City: Orono
Province or State: ME
Postal Code: 04469
Country: USA

Mark Twickler
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 603 862 1991
Email: mark.twickler@unh.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of New Hampshire
  • Climate Change Research Center
  • Morse Hall, Room 367
  • University of New Hampshire
  • 39 College Road

City: Durham
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA

Sallie Whitlow
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 603 862-4129
Email: siw@unh.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of New Hampshire
  • Climate Change Research Center
  • Morse Hall, Room 356
  • EOS - UNH
  • 39 College Road

City: Durham
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA

Loren D. Meeker
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: ldm@math.unh.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of New Hampshire
  • Climate Change Research Center

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Antarctic Glaciological Data Center

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
WAISCORES: Deep Ice Coring in West Antarctica

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Siple dome Ice Core Chemistry and Ion Data

Reference

Kreutz, K.J., P.A. Mayewski, L.D. Meeker, M.S. Twickler, and S.I. Whitlow. 2000. The effect of spatial and temporal accumulation rate variability in West Antarctica on soluble ion deposition. Geophysical Research Letters, 27(16):2517-2520.

Kreutz, K.J., and P.A. Mayewski. Spatial variability of Antarctic surface snow glaciochemistry: Implications for paleoatmospheric circulation reconstructions. Antarctic Science, 11(1):105-118.

Kreutz, K.J., P.A. Mayewski, M.S. Twickler, and S.I. Whitlow. 1996. Ice core glaciochemical reconnaissance in inland West Antarctica. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 31(2):51-52.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2005-05-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-14

Metadata Views

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