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Methane Measurements from the GISP2 and Siple Dome Ice Cores, Version 1

This data set contains methane measurements made in trapped air in the Holocene sections of two ice cores: the Siple Dome ice core in Antarctica, and the Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2 (GISP2) ice core in Greenland. The measurements were made at Oregon State University between 2007 and 2009. Measurements were made relative to the NOAA04 methane concentration scale using a working standard internally calibrated to NOAA certified air standards. Concentrations are corrected for gravitational fractionation and solubility effects in the melt-refreeze extraction. Data are available via FTP in Microsoft Excel (.xls) format.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 73.583333, S: 73.583333, E: -38.466667, W: -38.466667

  • N: -81.65, S: -81.65, E: -148.81, W: -148.81

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2009
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
  • Ice Core Records
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
  • Ice Core Records > Methane
Data Format(s):
  • Microsoft Excel
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Edward Brook

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.

Brook, E. J. 2009. Methane Measurements from the GISP2 and Siple Dome Ice Cores, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].
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