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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0201

Biogenic Sulfur in the Siple Dome Ice Core, Version 1

This data set is a continuous, high-resolution record of biogenic sulfur (methanesulfonate, known as MSA and CH3SO3-) in the 1000 m deep Siple Dome A (SDMA) core, covering 100,000 to 20 years BP. The analysis was done on between August 2002 and November 2003 at the University of California, Irvine. Investigators used a mass spectrometer to measure methanesulfonate. Measurements are given as MSA concentration at various depths. Estimated age of the ice at each depth is also given.

This project was a part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Cores (WAISCORES) project for deep ice coring in West Antarctica. WAISCORES is supported by the Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation (NSF).

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -81.7, S: -81.7, E: -148.8, W: -148.8

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 September 2002 to 30 November 2003
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Ice Core Records
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Chemistry
Platform(s) FIELD INVESTIGATION, FIELD SURVEYS, GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS, LABORATORY
Sensor(s): MASS SPECTROMETERS
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Eric Saltzman, Irina Dioumaeva, Brandon Finley

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.

Saltzman, E., I. Dioumaeva, and B. Finley. 2004. Biogenic Sulfur in the Siple Dome Ice Core, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5S180F1. [Date Accessed].
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