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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0107

Concentration and Isotopic Composition of O2 and N2 in Trapped Gases of the Vostok Ice Core, Version 1

These data describe the d18O of O2, d15N of N2, d18Oatm, and O2/N2 ratios of trapped gases in the Vostok ice core from East Antarctica. The investigator used a mass spectrometer to measure gas concentrations and isotopic compositions. Data extend to approximately 420,000 years ago. Two different age models are included.

Data are available in tab-delimited ASCII format via ftp.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -72.28, S: -72.28, E: 106.48, W: 106.48

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage: Not specified
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
  • Ice Core Records > Isotopes
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Chemistry
Platform(s) GROUND STATIONS
Sensor(s): MASS SPECTROMETERS
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Michael Bender

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.

Bender, M. 2002. Concentration and Isotopic Composition of O2 and N2 in Trapped Gases of the Vostok Ice Core, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5862DCW. [Date Accessed].
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