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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0499

Microparticle, Conductivity, and Density Measurements from the WAIS Divide Deep Ice Core, Antarctica, Version 1

This data set includes microparticle concentration, electrical conductivity, and density measurements from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide deep ice core, WDC06A. Microparticle concentration data are reported as total particles per ml of meltwater. Concentration was measured using a laser detector and the University of Maine WAIS Melt Monitor system. Conductivity is measured in micro-Siemens per cm (uS/cm). Density data were collected on 3 by 3 by 100 cm sticks from the WDC06A core, using the Maine Automated Density Gauge Experiment (MADGE). Density data span 0 to 160 m in depth, while the particle and conductivity measurements span the upper 577 m of the core.

Data are available via FTP in ASCII text format (.txt).

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -79.482778, S: -79.482778, E: -112.088333, W: -112.088333

  • N: -79.482778, S: -79.482778, E: 112.088333, W: 112.088333

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2006
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Ice Core Records > Electrical Properties
  • Ice Core Records
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
  • Ice Core Records > Ions
  • Ice Core Records > Isotopes
  • Ice Core Records > Particulate Matter
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Chemistry
Platform(s) FIELD INVESTIGATION, LABORATORY
Sensor(s): Not specified
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Karl Kreutz, Gordon Hamilton, Daniel Breton, Bess Koffman

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., B. Koffman, D. Breton, and G. S. Hamilton. 2011. Microparticle, Conductivity, and Density Measurements from the WAIS Divide Deep Ice Core, Antarctica, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5K07264. [Date Accessed].
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