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Siple Shallow Core Density Data, 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.

Lamorey measured the density of the shallow Siple Dome cores B - I. One-meter sections of the ice core were weighed on a balance beam in the field. The volume was determined by measuring the diameter and length of the core. The data consists of tab-delimited text files of density measurements and a sonic velocity profile, and a .gif format density-versus-depth plot. Data are available via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

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

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1996 to 31 December 2000
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
  • Ice Core Records
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Density
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Chemistry
Data Format(s):
  • GIF
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Gregg Lamorey

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.

Gregg W. Lamorey 2003. Siple Shallow Core Density Data, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].
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