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Siple Dome Cores Electrical Measurement 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.

Taylor measured the electrical conductivity (ECM) and Complex Conductivity (CC), a measure of the total ions in the ice, in the main Siple Dome ice core. Measurements were taken along the core from a depth of 0 m to 800 m. The project also analyzed shallower cores for ECM and dielectric properties (DEP). (DEP is also a measure of the total ions in the ice, but with lower spatial resolution than the CC.) Albedo measurements where made on the shallow cores and the main core to a depth of 391 m. The data set includes images showing the electrical conductivity of a vertical section of the core.

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Data Set Tabs

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

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 1997-06-01 to 1997-08-31
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 Depth
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Chemistry
Data Format(s):
  • TIFF
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Data Contributor(s): Kendrick Taylor

Data Citation

As a condition of using this data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Kendrick Taylor 2003. Siple Dome Cores Electrical Measurement Data, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. [Date Accessed].

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