Data Set ID:

Digital Imaging for Siple Dome Ice Core Analysis, Antarctica, Version 1

This data set contains high-resolution digital images of thin and thick sections cut from the 1003 meter Siple Dome A main ice core. The images are useful for crystal size and orientation analysis and bubble size, shape, distribution, and number density determinations. The data set contains several generations of images, taken between June 1998 and May 2005. An accompanying spreadsheet contains creation date information for each file.

The data are available via FTP in Adobe Photoshop Document (.psd), and Tagged Image File (.tif) formats. Additional information is provided as a Microsoft Excel (.xls) spreadsheet.

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Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -80.666667, S: -80.666667, E: -148.816667, W: -148.816667

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 1998-06-01 to 2005-05-30
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
  • Ice Core Records > Ice Core Air Bubbles
  • Ice Core Records
  • Visible Wavelengths > Visible Imagery
Not specified
Sensor(s): CAMERAS
Data Format(s):
  • Photoshop
  • TIFF
Data Contributor(s): Richard Alley, Joan Fitzpatrick, Matthew Spencer

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.

Fitzpatrick, J., R. Alley, and M. Spencer. 2009. Digital Imaging for Siple Dome Ice Core Analysis, Antarctica, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. [Date Accessed].

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Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
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City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA