Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0086

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.

NSIDC does not archive these data.

Parameter(s):
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Chemistry > Snow Pit Major Ion Chemistry
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Chemistry > Snow Pit Oxygen Isotopes
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Spatial Coverage:
N: -90, 
S: -90, 
E: -180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):Not specified
Spatial Resolution:Not SpecifiedSensor(s):Not specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 November 1988 to 31 January 1989
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Sallie Whitlow, Paul Mayewski

Geographic Coverage

Please contact the data provider for the correct Data Citation for this data set.

It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. Download adobe Acrobat or click here to download the PDF file.

No technical references available for this data set.
No FAQs or How Tos available for this data set.

Access complete Knowledge Base

Questions? Please contact:
NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org