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WAIS Divide Snowpit Chemical and Isotope Measurements, Antarctica

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0506

Summary

This dataset includes major ion, trace element, microparticle and oxygen isotope (δ18O) data for a snowpit dug and sampled in December 2008 near the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide ice core site. The pit was dug approximately 4 km upwind from the drilling arch in the clean air sector of camp. Sampling was done using trace element clean techniques and all depths are in water equivalents.

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

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -79.433333°     S: -79.433333°     E: -112.3°     W: -112.3°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Kreutz, K., and B. Koffman.
Dataset Title: WAIS Divide Snowpit Chemical and Isotope Measurements, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2011-11-15
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0506.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5SJ1HHN

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2005-01-01
Stop Date: 2008-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Precipitation Snow
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Density
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Water Quality/Water Chemistry Water Trace Elements

Ancillary Keywords

  • Isotope
  • microparticles
  • oxygen isotope
  • Snow Chemistry
  • Snow Pit
  • trace elements

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • FIELD INVESTIGATION
  • LABORATORY

Instrument

  • ION CHROMATOGRAPHS
  • PARTICLE DETECTORS

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: 12 KB
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

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

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2011-11-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-20

Metadata Views

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