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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0399

Late Holocene Climate Variability, Dry Valleys, Antarctica, Version 1

This data set includes high-resolution ice core records from the Dry Valleys region of Antarctica, and provides interpretations of interannual to decadal-scale climate variability during the last 2000 years (late Holocene). Intermediate-length ice cores (100 to 200 meters) were drilled at four sites along transects in the Taylor and Wright valleys, and analyzed for stable isotopes and major ions. The data set includes high-resolution ice core data for each study site. It also includes mass balance, borehole temperature, and snowpit data for each site, and Global Positioning System (GPS) velocity data for some of the sites. Snow pit data from three additional sites in the same region is also available. Data are available via FTP, in Microsoft Excel (.xls), ASCII text (.txt), and Microsoft Word (.doc) file formats.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -77.3, S: -78.08, E: 163.03, W: 161.04

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 18 October 2003 to 10 December 2003
  • 12 October 2004 to 15 December 2004
  • 10 October 2005 to 15 December 2005
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glaciers
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
  • Snow/Ice
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Temperature
Platform(s):
FIELD INVESTIGATION, FIELD SURVEYS, GPS, LABORATORY
Sensor(s): AWS, GPS, HUMIDITY SENSORS, PRESSURE SENSORS, TEMPERATURE SENSORS
Data Format(s):
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Version:
V1
Data Contributor(s): Karl Kreutz, Paul Mayewski

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.

Kreutz, K. 2009. Late Holocene Climate Variability, Dry Valleys, Antarctica, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5FF3Q92. [Date Accessed].

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