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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0307

Cosmogenic Radionuclides in the Siple Dome A Ice Core, Version 1

This data set includes a record of cosmogenic radionuclide concentrations in the Siple Dome A ice core collected as part of the West Antarctic ice core program. The investigators measured profiles of both 10Be (half-life = 1.5x106 years) and 36Cl (half-life = 3.0x105 years) in the entire ice core, which spans the time period from the present to about 100,000 years before present. These data are being used for perfecting the ice core chronology, deducing the history of solar activity, deducing the history of variations in the geomagnetic field, and studying the possible role of solar variations on climate.

Data are distributed as a PDF file and are available via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -81.6588, S: -81.6588, E: -148.812, W: -148.812

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage: Not specified
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Ice Core Records > Isotopes > Beryllium-10
  • Ice Core Records > Isotopes > Chlorine-36
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Chemistry > Cosmogenic Radionuclides
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets > Cosmogenic Radionuclides
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Chemistry
Platform(s) GROUND STATIONS
Sensor(s): AMS, ION CHROMATOGRAPHS
Data Format(s):
  • PDF
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): K. Nishiizumi, R. Finkel

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.

Nishiizumi, K. and R. C. Finkel. 2007. Cosmogenic Radionuclides in the Siple Dome A Ice Core, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5XK8CGS. [Date Accessed].