Data Set ID:

Taylor Dome Ice Core Data, Version 1

The collection site is Taylor Dome, an ice-accumulation area on the East Antarctic ice sheet. The dome is a ridge about 20 x 80 km, which lies inland of the Transantarctic Mountains. Deep drilling by the Polar Ice Coring Office (PICO) at Taylor Dome reached bedrock at a depth of 554 meters during the 1993-1994 austral summer season.

This data set includes mesurements of:

  • beryllium-10 (betd.txt)
  • oxygen isotopes (hi18o_td.txt and lo18o_td.txt)
  • deuterium isotopes (deld_20cm.txt and deld_td.txt).

These data were produced at the University of Washington from samples obtained in the field and via the University of New Hampshire automatic melting system. For beryllium, deuterium, and 20-cm oxygen isotope data, the st9810 ice age (kyB1950) timescale is used. For 0.5- to 1-m oxygen isotope data, the st9507 is used.

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Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -77, S: -77, E: 158, W: 158

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 1993-01-01 to 1996-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glacier Thickness/Ice Sheet Thickness
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
  • Ice Core Records > Isotopes
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Stratigraphy
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Data Contributor(s): Eric Steig, James White

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.

Eric Steig, James White 2003. Taylor Dome Ice Core Data, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. [Date Accessed].
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