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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.
N: -90, S: -90, E: -180, W: -180
1988-11-01 to 1989-01-31
Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Chemistry > Snow Pit Major Ion Chemistry