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South Pole Snow Pit, 1988 and 1989, Version 1

Information from 6-meter snow pits dug close to the South Pole in
austral summer 1988-1989 by the Glacier Research Group of the
University of New Hampshire (location - 38 km on grid 90 from South
Pole station - eastern margin of clean air sector) are available.

Major ion chemistry (Na, K, Mg, Ca, Cl, NO3, SO4), oxygen isotopes
(I8O), H2O2, and beta from a 6-meter snow pit covering the period 1955
to 1989 are included. Major ion chemistry for a series of surface snow
samples were also collected on the traverse to the pit.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -90, S: -90, E: -180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-11-01 to 1989-01-31
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Chemistry > Snow Pit Major Ion Chemistry
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Chemistry > Snow Pit Oxygen Isotopes
Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Data Contributor(s): Sallie Whitlow, 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.

Sallie Whitlow and Paul Mayewski 2004. South Pole Snow Pit, 1988 and 1989, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. [Date Accessed].
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