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WAISCORES Snow Pit Chemistry, Antarctica, Version 1

This data set is part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet cores (WAISCORES) project, an NSF-funded project to understand the influence of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet on climate and sea level change. WAISCORES researchers acquired and analyzed snow pit and core samples from the Siple Dome, in the Siple Coast region, West Antarctica.

This data set includes glaciochemical spatial variability data for Siple Dome snow pits B, E, F, G, H, and 1 through 6. Samples were analyzed for soluble ion content via suppressed ion chromatography. Each pit was sampled at 2 cm resolution for ion chemistry using clean procedures, and sampled again at 3 cm resolution for density calculations. Snow pit names and locations correspond to the 1996 to 1997 season shallow core sites.

Data in this collection were obtained during two Antarctic field seasons in 1994 to 1995 and 1996 to 1997. Data are available via FTP in space-delimited ASCII text (.dat) file format.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -81.05, S: -81.65, E: -148.51, W: -149.11

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 November 1996 to 28 February 1997
  • 1 November 1994 to 28 February 1995
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Ice Core Records > Isotopes
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Density
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Water Quality/Water Chemistry > Stable Isotopes
Sensor(s): Not specified
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Karl Kreutz, Paul Mayewski

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.

Kreutz, K. and P. A. Mayewski. 2002. WAISCORES Snow Pit Chemistry, Antarctica, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].
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