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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0412

Gases in Firn Air and Shallow Ice at the WAIS Drilling Site, Antarctica, Version 1

This data set contains trace gas measurements of air extracted from ice core samples from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide A core (WAIS-D 05A). The WAIS A core was dry-drilled at the WAIS site during the 2005-2006 Antarctic field season. Data include trace gas species including ethane (C2H6), propane (C3H8), n-butane (n-C4H10), carbonyl sulfide (COS), carbon disulfide (CS2), methyl chloride (CH3Cl), methyl bromide (CH3Br), acetonitrile (CH3CN), and chlorofluorocarbon-12 (CFC-12), for 57 ice core samples. The data are available via FTP in Microsoft Excel (.xls) file format.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -79.47, S: -79.47, E: 112.09, W: 112.09

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 November 2006 to 1 February 2007
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Ice Core Records
  • Atmospheric Chemistry > Trace Gases/Trace Species
Platform(s) FIELD INVESTIGATION, FIELD SURVEYS, LABORATORY
Sensor(s): CORING DEVICES, FLASKS, MASS SPECTROMETERS
Data Format(s):
  • Microsoft Excel
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Eric Saltzman

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.

Saltzman, E. 2009. Gases in Firn Air and Shallow Ice at the WAIS Drilling Site, Antarctica, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5251G40. [Date Accessed].
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