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NSIDC-0093

Central West Antarctic Glaciochemistry from Ice Cores, Version 1

Glaciochemical and accumulation rate records developed from four ice cores in central West Antarctica are used to reconstruct former atmospheric circulation patterns in this region for the last 40 years with extended records (150-250 years) at two sites. The sites lie on a 200 km traverse from 82 degrees 22 minutes south, 119 degrees 17 minutes west to 81 degrees 22 minutes south, 107 degrees 17 minutes west, gaining elevation from 950 to 1930 m. The glaciochemical records represent the major ionic species present in Antarctic snow: sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, chloride, nitrate, and sulfate.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -80, S: -85, E: -105, W: -120

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1740 to 31 December 1994
  • 1 January 1994 to 31 December 1995
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Ice Core Records > Ions > Glaciochemistry
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Water Equivalent
Platform(s) GROUND STATIONS
Sensor(s): CORING DEVICES
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): David Reusch

Data Citation

As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Reusch, D. 2003. Central West Antarctic Glaciochemistry from Ice Cores, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5959FHQ. [Date Accessed].
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