Identification_Information:
   Dataset_Identifier: NSIDC-0499

   Citation: 
      Citation_Information: 
         Originator: Kreutz, K., B. Koffman, D. Breton, and G. Hamilton.
         Publication_Date: 20111001
         Title: Microparticle, Conductivity, and Density Measurements from the WAIS Divide Deep Ice Core, Antarctica
         Publication_Information: 
            Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
            Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0499.html
         Online_Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5K07264

   Description: 
      Abstract:
         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).

      Purpose: scientific research
      Documentation: 
         User's_Guide: 
            Citation_Information: 
               Originator: Kreutz, K., B. Koffman, D. Breton, and G. Hamilton.
               Publication_Date: 20111001
               Title: Microparticle, Conductivity, and Density Measurements from the WAIS Divide Deep Ice Core, Antarctica
               Publication_Information: 
                  Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
                  Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
               Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/agdc/nsidc0499_kreutz/index.html

   Time_Period_of_Content:
      Time_Period_Information:
         Range_of_Dates/Times:
            Beginning_Date: 20060101
            Ending_Date: 20061231
      Currentness_Reference: publication date

   Status:
      Progress: Complete
      Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown

   Spatial_Domain:
      Bounding_Coordinates:
         West_Bounding_Coordinate: -112.088333
         East_Bounding_Coordinate: 112.088333
         North_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.482778
         South_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.482778

   Keywords:
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Chemistry
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ice Core Records
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ice Core Records > Electrical Properties
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ice Core Records > Ions
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ice Core Records > Isotopes
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ice Core Records > Particulate Matter
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Chemistry
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: WAISCORES > West Antarctic Ice Sheet Cores
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
         Theme_Keyword: LABORATORY
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
         Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: Antarctica
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Core
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Core Chemistry
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Core Data
         Theme_Keyword: Ice Cores
         Theme_Keyword: microparticles
         Theme_Keyword: WAIS
         Theme_Keyword: West Antarctica
      Place:
         Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
         Place_Keyword: Continent > Antarctica
         Place_Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar

   Access_Constraints: None

   Use_Constraints: None

   Point_of_Contact:
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 x
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Distribution_Information:
   Distributor:
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Organization_Primary:
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

   Resource_Description: NSIDC-0499

   Distribution_Liability:
      NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or 
      omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function 
      on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor 
      does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

   Standard_Order_Process:
      Digital_Form:
         Digital_Transfer_Information:
            Format_Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
         Digital_Transfer_Option:
            Online_Option:
               Computer_Contact_Information:
                  Network_Address:
                     Network_Resource_Name: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/AGDC/nsidc0499_kreutz_V01/
      Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
   Metadata_Date: 20130320

   Metadata_Review_Date: 20130320

   Metadata_Contact: 
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

   Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

   Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-012-2002