Entry_ID: NSIDC-0420
Entry_Title: WAISCORES Snow Pit Chemistry, Antarctica
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Karl
   Last_Name: Kreutz
   Email: karl.kreutz@maine.edu
   Phone: 1 207 581-3011 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Maine
      Address: Climate Change Institute
      Address: 236 Sawyer Environmental Research Center
      City: Orono
      Province_or_State: ME
      Postal_Code: 04469
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Paul
   Middle_Name: A.
   Last_Name: Mayewski
   Email: paul.mayewski@maine.edu
   Email: climatechange@maine.edu
   Phone: 1 207 581-3019 x
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Climate Change Institute
      Address: Department of Earth Sciences
      Address: University of Maine
      City: Orono
      Province_or_State: ME
      Postal_Code: 04469
      Country: USA
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Density
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow/Ice Chemistry
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Paleoclimate
   Term: Ice Core Records
   Variable_Level_1: Isotopes
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Density
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow/Ice Chemistry
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Water Quality/Water Chemistry
   Variable_Level_1: Stable Isotopes
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: AGDC
Keyword: Antarctic
Keyword: Ion Chemistry
Keyword: Siple Dome
Keyword: Snow Chemistry
Keyword: Snow Density
Keyword: Stable Isotopes
Source_Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1994-11-01
   Stop_Date: 1995-02-28
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Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1996-11-01
   Stop_Date: 1997-02-28
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -81.65
   Northernmost_Latitude: -81.05
   Westernmost_Longitude: -149.11
   Easternmost_Longitude: -148.51
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ANTARCTICA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: POLAR
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Project: WAISCORES > West Antarctic Ice Sheet Cores
Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: AGDC
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: AGDC > Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: AGDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 480 KB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/waiscores/
   Description: WAISCORES Product Web Site
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2002-07-11
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-03-20
DIF_Revision_History:  Added DOI