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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0139

Roosevelt Island Ice Core Density and Beta Count Data, Version 1

This data set measures the radioactive decay of nuclear material from Northern and Southern hemisphere nuclear testing. Firn cores were taken from three locations on Roosevelt Island, an ice dome within the Ross Ice Shelf, and were measured at increasing depth for density in kilograms per cubic meter, and for beta counts per hour per kilogram.

The data were collected between November and December of 1997. Measurements were taken incrementally down to approximately 17 meters for each of the three cores. Data are available in text format via ftp.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -79.3889, S: -79.6167, E: -160.3833, W: -161.5667

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 November 1997 to 31 December 1997
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Density
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Erosion/Sedimentation > Stratigraphic Sequence > Snow Stratigraphy
Platform(s) GROUND STATIONS, GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Sensor(s): CORING DEVICES
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Howard Conway

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.

Conway, H. 2003. Roosevelt Island Ice Core Density and Beta Count Data, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N55718ZW. [Date Accessed].
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