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WAISCORES Snow Pit Chemistry, Antarctica

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0420

Summary

This data set is part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet cores (WAISCORES) project, an NSF-funded project to understand the influence of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet on climate and sea level change. WAISCORES researchers acquired and analyzed snow pit and core samples from the Siple Dome, in the Siple Coast region, West Antarctica.

This data set includes glaciochemical spatial variability data for Siple Dome snow pits B, E, F, G, H, and 1 through 6. Samples were analyzed for soluble ion content via suppressed ion chromatography. Each pit was sampled at 2 cm resolution for ion chemistry using clean procedures, and sampled again at 3 cm resolution for density calculations. Snow pit names and locations correspond to the 1996 to 1997 season shallow core sites.

Data in this collection were obtained during two Antarctic field seasons in 1994 to 1995 and 1996 to 1997. Data are available via FTP in space-delimited ASCII text (.dat) file format.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -81.05°     S: -81.65°     E: -148.51°     W: -149.11°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Kreutz, K. and P. A. Mayewski
Dataset Title: WAISCORES Snow Pit Chemistry, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2002-07-11
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0420.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5SQ8XBR

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1994-11-01
Stop Date: 1995-02-28

Start Date: 1996-11-01
Stop Date: 1997-02-28

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Isotopes
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Water Quality/Water Chemistry Stable Isotopes

Ancillary Keywords

  • AGDC
  • Antarctic
  • Ion Chemistry
  • Siple Dome
  • Snow Chemistry
  • Snow Density
  • Stable Isotopes

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS

Project

  • WAISCORES West Antarctic Ice Sheet Cores

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: 480 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

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

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

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
WAISCORES Product Web Site

Reference

Kreutz, K. J. and P. A. Mayewski. 1999. Spatial variability of Antarctic surface snow glaciochemistry: Implications for paleoatmospheric circulation reconstructions. Antarctic Science 11(1):105-118: doi:10.1017/S0954102099000140.

Kreutz, K. J., P. A. Mayewski, M. S. Twickler, S. I. Whitlow, and L. D. Meeker. 1997. Glaciochemical studies at Siple Dome, West Antarctica, during the 1996-97 season. Antarctic Journal of the U.S. 32(5):46-48.

Kreutz, K. J., P. A. Mayewski, M. S. Twickler, S. I. Whitlow, J. W. C. White, C. A. Shuman, C. R. Raymond, H. Conway, and J. R. McConnell. 1999. Seasonal variations of glaciochemical, isotopic, and stratigraphic properties in Siple Dome, Antarctica surface snow. Annals of Glaciology 29:1-7.

Mayewski, P. A., M. S. Twickler, and S. I. Whitlow. 1995. The Siple Dome ice core-reconnaissance glaciochemistry. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 30(5), 85-87.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2002-07-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-20

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