Data Set ID:

South Pole Snow Pit, 1988 and 1989, Version 1

Information from 6-meter snow pits dug close to the South Pole in
austral summer 1988-1989 by the Glacier Research Group of the
University of New Hampshire (location - 38 km on grid 90 from South
Pole station - eastern margin of clean air sector) are available.

Major ion chemistry (Na, K, Mg, Ca, Cl, NO3, SO4), oxygen isotopes
(I8O), H2O2, and beta from a 6-meter snow pit covering the period 1955
to 1989 are included. Major ion chemistry for a series of surface snow
samples were also collected on the traverse to the pit.

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Temporal Coverage:
  • 1988-11-01 to 1989-01-31
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -90, S: -90, E: -180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Chemistry > Snow Pit Major Ion Chemistry
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Chemistry > Snow Pit Oxygen Isotopes
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Data Contributor(s): Sallie Whitlow, Paul Mayewski

We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation. For more information, see Use and Copyright.

Sallie Whitlow and Paul Mayewski 2004. South Pole Snow Pit, 1988 and 1989, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center.
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