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Multiple Isotope Analysis of Sulfate in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide Ice Core

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0479

Summary

This data set contains measurements of multiple sulfur and oxygen isotopes from sulfates, from an ice core drilled at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide site in 2005. The initial sulfate measurements, analyzed in 2008 from the 70 meter WAIS 2005A core, are 12 meter averages and span the pre-industrial to industrial transition, from the late 1700s to 2005. This data set is part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide Ice Core (WAISCORES) project.

Data are available via FTP in Microsoft Excel (.xlsx) format.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -78.916667°     S: -78.916667°     E: -114.216667°     W: -114.216667°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Thiemens, M.
Dataset Title: Multiple Isotope Analysis of Sulfate in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide Ice Core
Dataset Release Date: 2010-11-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0479.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5BG2KXH

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2005-01-01
Stop Date: 2005-12-31

Paleo Temporal Coverage

Paleo Start Date: Late 1700's
Paleo Stop Date: Present

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Chemistry Sulfur Compounds Sulfate
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Isotopes

Ancillary Keywords

  • Ice Core
  • Ice Core Chemistry
  • Ice Core Data
  • Isotope
  • ISOTOPES
  • Oxygen
  • Oxygen Isotopes
  • Sulfate
  • Sulfate (SO4)

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • BT-67 Basler BT-67
  • C-185 Cessna 185
  • DHC-3 DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter
  • FIELD INVESTIGATION
  • Ikhana Ikhana Unmanned Science and Research Aircraft System
  • LABORATORY
  • PA-12 Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser
  • RQ-4 Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk

Instrument

  • GPS/IMU Global Positioning System/Inertial Measurement Unit
  • LIDAR Altimeters Light Detection and Ranging Altimeters
  • MASS SPECTROMETERS
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS

Project

  • WAISCORES West Antarctic Ice Sheet Cores

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: 142 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel

Personnel

Mark H. Thiemens
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of California, San Diego
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • 9500 Gilman Dr., MC 0356

City: La Jolla
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 92093-0356
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

Reference

Kunasek, S.A., B. Alexander, E.J. Steig, E.D., Sofen, T. L. Jackson, M.H. Thiemens, J.R. McConnell, D.J. Gleason, H.M. Amos. 2010. Sulfate Sources and Oxidation Chemistry Over the Past 230 Years from Sulfur and Oxygen Isotopes of Sulfate in a West Antarctic Ice Core. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 115, D18313, doi:10.1029/2010JD013846.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2010-11-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-23

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