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US International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition (US ITASE) Glaciochemical Data

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0273

Summary

This data set contains sub-annually resolved ice core chemistry data from various sites on the Antarctic Ice Sheet during the US International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition (US ITASE) deployments. Researchers conducted experiments approximately every 30 - 300 km looking for clues representing climatic conditions over the past 200-1000+ years. Ice cores obtained for the glaciochemical component of the US ITASE research were analyzed for soluble major ion content and in some cases trace elements. Extreme events, such as volcanic eruptions, provide absolute age horizons within each core that are easily identified in chemical profiles. Our chemical analysis is also useful for quantifying anthropogenic impact, biogeochemical cycling, and for reconstructing past atmospheric circulation patterns.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -77.68°     S: -90°     E: 152.37°     W: -76.1°    

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Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Mayewski, P. A. and D. A. Dixon.
Dataset Title: US International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition (US ITASE) Glaciochemical Data
Dataset Release Date: 2013-07-11
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 2
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0273.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N51V5BXR

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1999-01-01
Stop Date: 2008-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Air Quality Emissions Ions
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Water Equivalent
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Ions
  • Solid Earth Geochemistry Trace Elements
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Water Equivalent

Ancillary Keywords

  • ITASE
  • USITASE
  • U.S. ITASE

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
  • GROUND STATIONS

Instrument

  • CORING DEVICES

Project

  • US-ITASE United States - International Antarctic Scientific Expedition

Access Constraints

None

Use Constraints

None

Data Set Progress

complete

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: 16 - 2693 KB
Distribution Format: Comma-Separated Values (.csv)

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 16 - 2693 KB
Distribution Format: TIFF

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 16 - 2693 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel

Personnel

Daniel A. Dixon
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 207 581 2112 x
Fax: 1 207 581 1203 x
Email: daniel.dixon@maine.edu
Contact Address:

  • Climate Change Institute
  • Department of Earth Sciences
  • 5790 Bryand Global Sciences Center
  • University of Maine

City: Orono
Province or State: Maine
Postal Code: 04469-5790
Country: USA

Daniel A. Dixon
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 207 581 2112 x
Fax: 1 207 581 1203 x
Email: daniel.dixon@maine.edu
Contact Address:

  • Climate Change Institute
  • Department of Earth Sciences
  • 5790 Bryand Global Sciences Center
  • University of Maine

City: Orono
Province or State: Maine
Postal Code: 04469-5790
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

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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US International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition 400 MHz Subsurface Radar Profiles

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US International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition (US ITASE): GPR Profiles and Accumulation Mapping

Reference

Bertler, N., Mayewski, P. A., Alberto Aristarain, P. Barrett, S. Becagli, Ronaldo Torma Bernardo, Xiao Cunde, M. Curran, Qin Dahe, D. Dixon, Francisco Adolfo Ferron, H. Fischer, Markus Frey, M. Frezzotti, F. Fundel, Christophe Genthon, R. Gragani, G. Hamilton, M. Handley, Sungmin Hong, E. Isaksson, Ren Jiawen, Kokichi Kamiyama, Satoru Kanamori, Eija Karkas, L. Karlˆf, S. Kaspari, K. Kreutz, A. Kurbatov, E. Meyerson, Hideaki Motoyama, R. Mulvaney, Zhang Mingjun, H .Oerter, E .Osterberg, M. Proposito, A. Pyne, U. Ruth, Jefferson Cardia Simoes, B. Smith, S. Sneed, Kimmo Teinila, F. Traufetter, R. Udisti, Aki Virkkula, Okitsugu Watanabe, B. Williamson, E. Wolff, Li Zhongqin. 2006. Snow Chemistry Across Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology 41, 167-179.

Dixon, D., Mayewski, P.A., Kaspari, S., Sneed, S., and Handley, M. 2004. A 200 Year Sub Annual Record of the Primary Sources of Sulfate in West Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology 39, 545-556.

Dixon, D. A., P .A. Mayewski, I. D. Goodwin, G. J. Marshall, R. Freeman, K. A. Maasch, S. B. Sneed. 2012. An Ice Core Poxy for Northerly Air Mass Incursions into West Antarctica. Int. J. Climatology, 32, 10, 1455-1465. doi:10.1002/joc.2371.

Dixon, D., Mayewski, P.A., Kaspari, S., Sneed, S. and Handley, M. 2005. Connections between West Antarctic Ice Core Sulfate and Climate Over the Last 200+ years. Annals of Glaciology 41, 155-156.

Dixon, D. A., P. A. Mayewski, E. Korotkikh, S. B. Sneed, M. J. Handley, D. S. Introne, T. A. Scambos. 2013. Variations in Snow and Firn Chemistry Along US ITASE Traverses and the Effect of Surface Glazing. The Cryosphere, 7, 2, 515-535. doi:10.5194/tc-7-515-2013.

Kaspari, S., Mayewski, P.A., Dixon, D., Spikes, V.B., Sneed, S.B., Handley, M.J., and Hamilton. 2004. Climate Variability in West Antarctica Derived from Annual Accumulation Rate Records from ITASE Firn/Ice Cores. Annals of Glaciology 39, 585-594.

Kaspari, S., Mayewski, P.A., Dixon, D., Sneed, S.B., and Handley, M.J. 2005. Sources and Transport Pathways for Marine Aerosol Species into West Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology 42, 1-9.

Mayewski, P.A., K. A. Maasch, J.W.C. White, E. Meyerson, I. Goodwin, V.I. Morgan., T. van Ommen, M.A.J. Curran, J. Souney, and K. KreutZ. 2005. A 700 Year Record of Southern Hemisphere Extra-tropical Climate Variability. Annals of Glaciology 39, 127-132.

Mayewski, P.A., Frezzotti, M., Bertler, N., van Ommen, T., Hamilton, G.H., Jacka, J., Welch, B., Frey, M., Dahe, Q., Ren, J., Simoes, J., Fily, M., Oerter, H., Nishio, F., Iasaksson, E., Mulvaney, R., Holmund, P., Lipenkov, V. and Goodwin, I. 2006. The International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition (ITASE) - An Overview. Annals of Glaciology 41, 180-185.

Mayewski, P.A., Maasch, K., Yan, Y., Kang, S., Meyerson, E., Sneed, S., Kaspari, S., Dixon, D., Morgan, V., van Ommen, T., and Curran, M. 2006. Solar Forcing of the Polar Atmosphere. Annals of Glaciology 41, 147-154.

Mayewski, P.A. and Maasch, K. 2006. Recent Warming Inconsistent with Natural Association between Temperature and Atmospheric Circulation Over the Last 2000 Years. Climate of the Past (Discussions), on line: http://www.copernicus.org/EGU/cp/cpd/2/327/cpd-2-327.htm.

Sneed, S. B., P. A. Mayewski and D. A. Dixon. 2011. An Emerging Technique: Multi-ice-core Multi-parameter Correlations with Antarctic Sea-ice Extent.Annals of Glaciology 52, 57, 347-354, doi: 10.3189/172756411795931822.

Steig, E.J., P.A. Mayewski, D. Dixon, S. Kaspari, M. Frey, D.P. Schneider, S.A. Arcone, G. Hamilton, B. Spikes, M.R. Albert, D.A. Meese, A. Gow, C.A. Shuman, J. White, S. Sneed, J. Flaherty, M. Wumkes and US ITASE Project Members. 2006. High-resolution Ice Cores from US ITASE (West Antarctica): Development and Validation of Chronologies and Determination of Precision and Accuracy. Annals of Glaciology 41, 77-84.

Yan, Y., Mayewski, P.A., Kang, S., and Meyerson, E.. 2005. An Ice Core Proxy for Antarctic Circumpolar Wind intensity. Annals of Glaciology 41, 121-130.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2013-07-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-11-14

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