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Digital Images of Thin Sections from Siple Dome, 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 comprises low-resolution (72 dpi) jpg images of thin sections from the Siple Dome ice core. The images were acquired during the 1997/1998 field season, from both the SDM-A, or main 13.2-cm, core and from the hot water core recovered by Hermann Englehardt. The data set includes both vertical and horizontal thin sections. With one exception, all images were recorded in cross-polarized light. Two examples of archived high-resolution (275 dpi) images are provided for direct comparison of the low- and high-resolution images.

Geographic Coverage

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

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1996 to 31 December 1999
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
  • Ice Core Records > Ice Core Air Bubbles
  • Ice Core Records
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Density
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
Data Format(s):
  • JPEG
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Joan Fitzpatrick

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.

Joan Fitzpatrick 2003. Digital Images of Thin Sections from Siple Dome, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].
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