Entry_ID: NSIDC-0266
Entry_Title: Ross Ice Drainage System (RIDS) Glaciochemical Analysis
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Paul
   Middle_Name: A.
   Last_Name: Mayewski
   Email: paul.mayewski@maine.edu
   Email: climatechange@maine.edu
   Phone: 1 207 581-3019 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Climate Change Institute
      Address: Department of Earth Sciences
      Address: University of Maine
      City: Orono
      Province_or_State: ME
      Postal_Code: 04469
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Karl
   Last_Name: Kreutz
   Email: karl.kreutz@maine.edu
   Phone: 1 207 581-3011 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Maine
      Address: Climate Change Institute
      Address: 236 Sawyer Environmental Research Center
      City: Orono
      Province_or_State: ME
      Postal_Code: 04469
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Mark
   Last_Name: Twickler
   Email: mark.twickler@unh.edu
   Phone: 1 603 862 1991 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of New Hampshire
      Address: Climate Change Research Center
      Address: Morse Hall, Room 367
      Address: University of New Hampshire
      Address: 39 College Road
      City: Durham
      Province_or_State: NH
      Postal_Code: 03824
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Sallie
   Last_Name: Whitlow
   Email: siw@unh.edu
   Phone: 1 603 862-4129 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of New Hampshire
      Address: Climate Change Research Center
      Address: Morse Hall, Room 356
      Address: EOS - UNH
      Address: 39 College Road
      City: Durham
      Province_or_State: NH
      Postal_Code: 03824
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Loren
   Middle_Name: D.
   Last_Name: Meeker
   Email: ldm@math.unh.edu
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of New Hampshire
      Address: Climate Change Research Center
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Sheets
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Depth/Thickness
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow/Ice Chemistry
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Paleoclimate
   Term: Ice Core Records
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Paleoclimate
   Term: Ice Core Records
   Variable_Level_1: Ions
   Detailed_Variable: Ammonium
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Paleoclimate
   Term: Ice Core Records
   Variable_Level_1: Ions
   Detailed_Variable: Calcium
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Paleoclimate
   Term: Ice Core Records
   Variable_Level_1: Ions
   Detailed_Variable: Chloride
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Paleoclimate
   Term: Ice Core Records
   Variable_Level_1: Ions
   Detailed_Variable: Magnesium
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Paleoclimate
   Term: Ice Core Records
   Variable_Level_1: Ions
   Detailed_Variable: Nitrate
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Paleoclimate
   Term: Ice Core Records
   Variable_Level_1: Ions
   Detailed_Variable: Potassium
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Paleoclimate
   Term: Ice Core Records
   Variable_Level_1: Ions
   Detailed_Variable: Sodium
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Paleoclimate
   Term: Ice Core Records
   Variable_Level_1: Ions
   Detailed_Variable: Sulfate
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Paleoclimate
   Term: Ice Core Records
   Variable_Level_1: Nitrous Oxide
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Glaciers/Ice Sheets
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Sheets
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Ice Depth/Thickness
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow/Ice Chemistry
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Keyword: AGDC
Keyword: Ammonium (NH4)
Keyword: Calcium (CA)
Keyword: Chloride (CL)
Keyword: Ice Core
Keyword: Ice Core Chemistry
Keyword: Magnesium
Keyword: Methane Sulfonic Acid
Keyword: Nitrate (NO3)
Keyword: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Keyword: OPP-9316564
Keyword: Potassium (K)
Keyword: Sodium (NA)
Keyword: Sulfate (SO4)
Sensor_Name: CORING DEVICES
Sensor_Name: ION CHROMATOGRAPHS
Source_Name: GROUND STATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1995-01-01
   Stop_Date: 1995-12-31
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Group: Paleo_Temporal_Coverage
   Paleo_Start_Date: 1506 A.D.
   Paleo_Stop_Date: 1996 A.D.
   Group: Chronostratigraphic_Unit
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Quaternary
      Epoch: Holocene
      Stage: Holocene
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -80.014
   Northernmost_Latitude: -80.014
   Westernmost_Longitude: -119.562
   Easternmost_Longitude: -119.562
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -79.461
   Northernmost_Latitude: -79.461
   Westernmost_Longitude: -118.045
   Easternmost_Longitude: -118.045
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -78.733
   Northernmost_Latitude: -78.733
   Westernmost_Longitude: -116.333
   Easternmost_Longitude: -116.333
   Maximum_Depth: 60 meters
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ANTARCTICA
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Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: AGDC
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: AGDC > Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: AGDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Format: Microsoft Excel
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/agdc.html
   Description: Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/waiscores/data.html
   Description: WAISCORES: Deep Ice Coring in West Antarctica
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0251.html
   Description: Siple dome Ice Core Chemistry and Ion Data
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2005-05-09
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2014-03-14
DIF_Revision_History: Removed USADCC logo for Search cleanup.