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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0113

Micrometeorites from the South Pole Water Well, Version 1

Micrometeorites dated between 1100 A.D. to 1500 A.D. were collected from the bottom of the South Pole Water Well in December 1995. Element analyses of 181 cosmic glass spherule and micrometeorite samples are in ASCII text and Excel spreadsheet format. Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images of the spherules and micrometeorites are in TIFF format. Data are available via ftp.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -90, S: -90, E: 0, W: 0

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 December 1995 to 31 December 1995
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Rocks/Minerals > Meteorites > Micrometeorites
Platform(s) GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Sensor(s): ELECTRON MICROPROBES, SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPES, SEDIMENT TRAPS
Data Format(s):
  • Microsoft Excel
  • TIFF
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Susan Taylor

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.

Taylor, S. 2002. Micrometeorites from the South Pole Water Well, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5R49NQK. [Date Accessed].
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