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Microstructural Location and Composition of Impurities in Polar Ice Cores, Version 1

This data set contains measurements of impurities and ions in three polar ice cores: the Vostok 5G ice core and the Byrd ice core from Antarctica, and the Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2 (GISP2) D core. Parameters include sample depth, grain size, ion concentration, and ice core impurity information. Measurements were made using Ion Chromatography (IC), optical microscopy, and Scanning Electron Microscope-Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM/EDS).

Data are available via FTP in Microsoft Excel (.xls)and Microsoft Word (.doc) formats.

Geographic Coverage

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Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 72.583333, S: 72.583333, E: -38.466667, W: -38.466667

  • N: -72.466667, S: -72.466667, E: 106.8, W: 106.8

  • N: -80.016667, S: -80.016667, E: -119.516667, W: -119.516667

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1999 to 30 December 2005
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Ice Core Records > Ice Core Air Bubbles
  • Ice Core Records
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
  • Ice Core Records > Ions
  • Ice Core Records > Particulate Matter
Platform(s) LABORATORY
Data Format(s):
  • Microsoft Excel
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Ian Baker, Rachel Obbard

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.

Baker, I. and R. Obbard. 2010. Microstructural Location and Composition of Impurities in Polar Ice Cores, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].

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