Atmospheric Nitrate Isotopic Analysis at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, A Twenty-Five Year Record

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0281

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Mark H. Thiemens
Publication Date: 20061101
Title: Atmospheric Nitrate Isotopic Analysis at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, A Twenty-Five Year Record
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0281.html
Online Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5TT4NWF

Description:

Abstract:

This data set contains snow pit measurements of oxygen isotopes, 17O and 18O, in nitrate and ion concentrations, and surface measurements of oxygen isotopes in nitrate and in nitrate aerosols from the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica. The 6-meter snow pit provides investigators with a 25-year record of nitrate isotope variations and ion concentrations for a period spanning from 1979 to 2004. Monthly surface snow and weekly aerosol collections yield a year-long record of nitrate isotopic composition starting 01 December 2003 and ending 31 December 2004.

Little is known about the past denitrification of the stratosphere in high latitude regions. Such knowledge is important to understanding the chemical state of the ancient atmospheres and evaluating the present climate models. With this research, investigators aim to understand the denitrification of the Antarctic stratosphere and quantify the sources of nitrate aerosols over time.

Data are in Microsoft Excel format and are available via FTP.

Purpose: scientific research

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Citation Information:

Originator: Mark H. Thiemens
Publication Date: 20061101
Title: Atmospheric Nitrate Isotopic Analysis at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, A Twenty-Five Year Record
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/agdc/nsidc0281_thiemens/

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 20031201
Ending Date: 20041231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

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Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: 139.2728°
East Bounding Coordinate: 139.2728°
North Bounding Coordinate: -89.9975°
South Bounding Coordinate: -89.9975°

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Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Aerosols Nitrate Particles
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Aerosols Nitrate Particles
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Aerosols Nitrate Particles
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Chemistry Nitrogen Compounds
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Chemistry Nitrogen Compounds
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Chemistry Nitrogen Compounds
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Chemistry Oxygen Compounds Oxygen Isotopes
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Chemistry Oxygen Compounds Oxygen Isotopes
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Chemistry Oxygen Compounds Oxygen Isotopes
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Ammonium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Ammonium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Ammonium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Calcium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Calcium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Calcium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Chlorine
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Chlorine
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Chlorine
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Magnesium
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Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Magnesium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Methanesulphonic Acid (MSA)
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Methanesulphonic Acid (MSA)
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Methanesulphonic Acid (MSA)
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Nitrate
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Nitrate
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Nitrate
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Potassium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Potassium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Potassium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Sodium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Sodium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Sodium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Sulfate
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Sulfate
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Sulfate
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Ammonium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Ammonium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Ammonium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Calcium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Calcium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Calcium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Chlorine
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Chlorine
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Chlorine
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Magnesium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Magnesium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Magnesium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Methanesulphonic Acid (MSA)
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Methanesulphonic Acid (MSA)
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Methanesulphonic Acid (MSA)
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Nitrate
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Nitrate
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Nitrate
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Potassium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Potassium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Potassium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Sodium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Sodium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Sodium
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Sulfate
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Sulfate
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry Sulfate

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Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: MASS SPECTROMETERS

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Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
Theme Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS

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Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

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Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Admundsen-Scott Station
Theme Keyword: Aerosols
Theme Keyword: AGDC
Theme Keyword: Antarctica
Theme Keyword: Ion Chemistry
Theme Keyword: Nitrate
Theme Keyword: Oxygen Isotopes
Theme Keyword: Polar
Theme Keyword: Snow
Theme Keyword: Snow Pit
Theme Keyword: South Pole

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Antarctica Amundsen-Scott Station

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Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

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Address Type: mailing
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  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
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Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

NSIDC-0281

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NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20140314

Metadata Review Date:

20140314

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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