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Late Holocene Climate Variability, Dry Valleys, Antarctica

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0399

Summary

This data set includes high-resolution ice core records from the Dry Valleys region of Antarctica, and provides interpretations of interannual to decadal-scale climate variability during the last 2000 years (late Holocene). Intermediate-length ice cores (100 to 200 meters) were drilled at four sites along transects in the Taylor and Wright valleys, and analyzed for stable isotopes and major ions. The data set includes high-resolution ice core data for each study site. It also includes mass balance, borehole temperature, and snowpit data for each site, and Global Positioning System (GPS) velocity data for some of the sites. Snow pit data from three additional sites in the same region is also available. Data are available via FTP, in Microsoft Excel (.xls), ASCII text (.txt), and Microsoft Word (.doc) file formats.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -77.3°     S: -78.08°     E: 163.03°     W: 161.04°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Karl Kreutz
Dataset Title: Late Holocene Climate Variability, Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2009-07-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0399.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5FF3Q92

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2005-10-10
Stop Date: 2005-12-15

Start Date: 2004-10-12
Stop Date: 2004-12-15

Start Date: 2003-10-18
Stop Date: 2003-12-10

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Temperature
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Temperature

Ancillary Keywords

  • AWS Climate Data
  • Climate
  • Climate Research
  • Climate Variation
  • GPS
  • Ice Cores
  • Paleoclimate

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • FIELD INVESTIGATION
  • FIELD SURVEYS
  • GPS Global Positioning System Satellites
  • LABORATORY

Instrument

  • AWS Automated Weather System
  • GPS Global Positioning System
  • HUMIDITY SENSORS
  • PRESSURE SENSORS
  • TEMPERATURE SENSORS

Data Set Progress

complete

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: 1.5 MB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Word

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 15 MB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 5 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

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

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

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Reference

Arcone, S. A. and K. J. Kreutz. 2009. GPR reflection profiles of Clark and Commonwealth Glaciers, Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology 50(51): 112-120.

Bertler, N. A. N., P. Barrett, P. A. Mayewski, R. Fogt, K. J. Kreutz and J. Shulmeister. 2005. Reply to comment by Doran et al. on “El Nino suppresses Antarctic warming. Geophysical Research Letters 32: doi:10.1029/2005GL022595.

Bertler, N. A. N., P. J. Barrett, P. A. Mayewski, R. L. Fogt, K. J. Kreutz and J. Shulmeister. 2004. El Nino suppresses Antarctic warming. Geophysical Research Letters 31(L15207): doi:10.1029/2004GL020749.

Bertler, N. A. N., P. J. Barrett, P. A. Mayewski, R. L. Fogt, K. J. Kreutz and J. Shulmseister. 2005. Reply to comment by Doran et al. on 'El Nino suppresses Antarctic warming'. Geophysical Research Letters 32: doi:10.1029/2005GL022595.

Bertler, N. A. N., P. A. Mayewski, A. Aristarain, P. Barrett, S. Becagli, R. Bernardo, S. Bo, M. Curran, D. Qin, D. Dixon, F. Ferron, H. Fischer, M. Frey, M. Frezzoti, F. Fundel, C. Genthon, R. Gragnani, G. Hamilton, M. Handley, S. Hong, E. Isaksson, J. Kang, J. Ren, K. Kamiyama, S. Kanamori, E. Karkas, L. Karlof, S. Kaspari, K. J. Kreutz, A. Kurbatov, E. Meyerson, Y. Ming, M. Zhang, H. Motoyama, R. Mulvaney, H. Oerter, E. Osterberg, M. Proposito, A. Pyne, U. Ruth, J. Simoes, B. Smith, S. Sneed, K. Teinila, F. Traufetter, R. Udisti, A. Virkkula, O. Watanabe, B. Williamson, J.-G. Winther, Y. Li, E. Wolff, Z. Li and A. Zielinski. 2005. Snow chemistry across Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology 41: 167-179.

Bertler, N. A. N., P. A. Mayewski, P. J. Barrett, S. Sneed, M. Handley and K. J. Kreutz. 2004. Monsoonal circulation of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Ross Sea Region, Antarctica: signal from the snow chemistry. Annals of Glaciology 39: 135-145.

Bertler, N. A. N., T. R. Naish, H. Oerter, J. Kipfstuhl, P. Barrett, P. A. Mayewski and K. J. Kreutz. 2006. The effects of joint ENSO-Antarctic Oscillation forcing on the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Antarctic Science 18(4): 507-514.

Kreutz, K. J. 2006. Glaciochemistry. Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. S. Elias, Elsevier. 2: 1192-1198.

Williamson, B. R., K. J. Kreutz, P. Mayewski, N. Bertler, S. Sneed, L. Handley and D. Introne. 2007. A coastal transect of McMurdo Dry Valleys snow and firn: marine and terrestrial influences on glaciochemistry. Journal of Glaciology 53(183): 1-13.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2009-07-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-20

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