Data Set ID:

Taylor Dome Ice Core Data, Version 1

The collection site is Taylor Dome, an ice-accumulation area on the East Antarctic ice sheet. The dome is a ridge about 20 x 80 km, which lies inland of the Transantarctic Mountains. Deep drilling by the Polar Ice Coring Office (PICO) at Taylor Dome reached bedrock at a depth of 554 meters during the 1993-1994 austral summer season.

This data set includes mesurements of:

  • beryllium-10 (betd.txt)
  • oxygen isotopes (hi18o_td.txt and lo18o_td.txt)
  • deuterium isotopes (deld_20cm.txt and deld_td.txt).

These data were produced at the University of Washington from samples obtained in the field and via the University of New Hampshire automatic melting system. For beryllium, deuterium, and 20-cm oxygen isotope data, the st9810 ice age (kyB1950) timescale is used. For 0.5- to 1-m oxygen isotope data, the st9507 is used.

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Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Temporal Coverage:
  • 1993-01-01 to 1996-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -77, S: -77, E: 158, W: 158

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
  • Ice Core Records > Isotopes
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Stratigraphy
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Data Contributor(s): Eric Steig, James White

We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation. For more information, see Use and Copyright.

Eric Steig, James White 2003. Taylor Dome Ice Core Data, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center.
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