Carbon-13 Isotopic Composition of Atmospheric Methane in Firn Air, South Pole and Siple Dome, Antarctica

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Carbon-13 Isotopic Composition of Atmospheric Methane in Firn Air, South Pole and Siple Dome, Antarctica

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

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Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
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Date Stamp:

2014-10-25

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0310.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Carbon-13 Isotopic Composition of Atmospheric Methane in Firn Air, South Pole and Siple Dome, Antarctica
Date:
Date: 2007
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition Date: 2007-07-09
Identifier: NSIDC-0310
Identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5ST7MR2
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

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Value: custodian
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: AGDC User Services
Organization Name: Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Abstract:

This data set includes records of the delta carbon-13 (&delta;<sup>13</sup>C) of methane (CH<sub>4</sub>) in firn air from the South Pole and trapped in bubbles in a short ice core from Siple Dome, Antarctica. Using two firn air samples, one from January 1995 and the other from January 2001, investigators reconstructed records of the isotopic composition of paleoatmospheric methane covering the last 2 centuries, from 1820 to 2001. Data are in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word formats and are available via FTP.

Purpose:

Scientific Research

Credit:

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Todd Sowers. 2007. Carbon-13 Isotopic Composition of Atmospheric Methane in Firn Air, South Pole and Siple Dome, Antarctica. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5ST7MR2.

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Individual Name: Todd A. Sowers
Organization Name: Penn State University
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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 814 865-1921

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Delivery Point: 317b Earth and Engineering Science Building
City: University Park
Administrative Area: PA
Postal Code: 16802
Country: USA
Email: tas11@psu.edu

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

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Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
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Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Website: http://nsidc.org

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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > Antarctica > South Pole and Siple Dome
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Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
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Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ice Core Records > Isotopes > Carbon-13 of Methane
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Date: 2008-01-24
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Keywords

Keyword: AGDC
Keyword: Antarctica
Keyword: Antarctic Ice Sheet
Keyword: Carbon
Keyword: Firn Air Isotope Measurements
Keyword: Firn Air Isotopes
Keyword: Firn Isotopes
Keyword: Gas Isotopes
Keyword: Ice Core
Keyword: Ice Core Chemistry
Keyword: Ice Core Data
Keyword: Methane
Keyword: Paleoclimate
Keyword: Siple Dome
Keyword: Stable Isotopes
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Extent Information:

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Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -148.3023
Eastbound Longitude: -148.3023
Southbound Latitude: -81.403
Northbound Latitude: -81.403

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19950101
End Position: 20010131

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Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: AGDC User Services
Organization Name: Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Website: http://nsidc.org/agdc/

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Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: Microsoft Excel
Specification: FTP

Data File Format:

Name: Microsoft Word
Specification: FTP

Data File Format:

Specification: FTP 37.5 KB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/AGDC/sowers_nsidc_0310/
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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: MASS SPECTROMETERS
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: LABORATORY
Description: satellite
Instrument: MASS SPECTROMETERS

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Metadata Views

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ISO XML

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DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)