Microparticle, Conductivity, and Density Measurements from the WAIS Divide Deep Ice Core, Antarctica

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0499

Summary

This data set includes microparticle concentration, electrical conductivity, and density measurements from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide deep ice core, WDC06A. Microparticle concentration data are reported as total particles per ml of meltwater. Concentration was measured using a laser detector and the University of Maine WAIS Melt Monitor system. Conductivity is measured in micro-Siemens per cm (uS/cm). Density data were collected on 3 by 3 by 100 cm sticks from the WDC06A core, using the Maine Automated Density Gauge Experiment (MADGE). Density data span 0 to 160 m in depth, while the particle and conductivity measurements span the upper 577 m of the core.

Data are available via FTP in ASCII text format (.txt).

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -79.482778°     S: -79.482778°     E: -112.088333°     W: -112.088333°     Max Depth: 160 meters
N: -79.482778°     S: -79.482778°     E: 112.088333°     W: 112.088333°     Max Depth: 577 meters

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Kreutz, K., B. Koffman, D. Breton, and G. Hamilton.
Dataset Title: Microparticle, Conductivity, and Density Measurements from the WAIS Divide Deep Ice Core, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2011-10-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0499.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5K07264

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2006-01-01
Stop Date: 2006-12-31

Paleo Temporal Coverage

Paleo Start Date: -427 C. E.
Paleo Stop Date: 2006

Paleo Start Date: 1384
Paleo Stop Date: 2006

Data Resolution

Vertical Resolution: 2 cm

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Electrical Properties
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Ions
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Isotopes
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records Particulate Matter
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry

Ancillary Keywords

  • Antarctica
  • Ice Core
  • Ice Core Chemistry
  • Ice Core Data
  • Ice Cores
  • microparticles
  • WAIS
  • West Antarctica

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • FIELD INVESTIGATION
  • LABORATORY

Project

  • WAISCORES West Antarctic Ice Sheet Cores

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

UMAINE/CLIMATE

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: 23 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

Gordon S. Hamilton
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: gordon.hamilton@maine.edu
Contact Address:

  • Climate Change Institute
  • Department of Earth Sciences
  • Climate Change Institute
  • Department of Earth Sciences
  • University of Maine

City: Orono
Province or State: ME
Postal Code: 04469-5790
Country: USA

Daniel Breton
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Maine
  • Climate Change Institute
  • 120 Bennett Hall

City: Orono
Province or State: Maine
Postal Code: 04469

Bess Koffman
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • University of Maine
  • 236 Sawyer Hall

City: Orono
Province or State: Maine
Postal Code: 04469

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

Breton, D. J., G. S. Hamilton, C. T. Hess. 2009. Design, Optimization and Calibration of an Automated Density Gauge for Firn and Ice Cores. Journal of Glaciology, 55(194): 1092-1100. www.igsoc.org/journal/55/194/t09J008.pdf.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2011-10-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-20

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