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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0126

Volcanic Records in the Siple and Taylor Dome Ice Cores, Version 1

This data set is part of the WAISCORES project, an NSF-funded project to understand the influence of the West Antarctic ice sheet on climate and sea level change. WAISCORES researchers acquired and analyzed ice cores from the Siple Dome, in the Siple Coast region, West Antarctica.

This data set includes backscattered electron images of tephra samples extracted from the Siple and Taylor Dome ice cores, as well as electron microprobe analyses of glass shards in cases where significant, compositionally-consistent glass populations were present. The data set also includes data on the amount of volcanically derived sulfate deposited on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and recorded in the Siple Dome ice core.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -81, S: -81, E: -149, W: -149

  • N: -77.95, S: -77.95, E: 158.7889, W: 158.7889

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1996 to 31 December 1999
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
  • Ice Core Records
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
  • Ice Core Records > Volcanic Deposits > Tephra
Platform(s) GROUND STATIONS, GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Sensor(s): CORING DEVICES
Data Format(s):
  • Microsoft Excel
  • TIFF
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Gregory Zielinski, Nelia Dunbar

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.

Gregory Zielinski, Nelia Dunbar 2003. Volcanic Records in the Siple and Taylor Dome Ice Cores, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5FQ9TJG. [Date Accessed].
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