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Siple Dome A (SDMA) Grain Orientation 640 - 790 Meters, Version 1

This data set characterizes the microstructure in ice cores, in particular the microstructural locations of impurities, grain orientations, and strain gradients. The fabric of polycrystalline ice is typically described using only the c-axis orientation, but this is insufficient for a full description of grain orientations in this hexagonal material. Thus, both the a-axis and c-axis are used in this data set showing pole figures for five depths of the Siple Dome (SDMA) core between 640 m and 790 m and misorientation angle distribution for the same grains.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -81.66, S: -81.66, E: -148.82, W: -148.82

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 15 January 2009 to 15 June 2009
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Glaciers
Platform(s) LABORATORY
Data Format(s):
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Ian Baker, Rachel Obbard, Katherine Sieg

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., R. Obbard, and K. Sieg. 2012. Siple Dome A (SDMA) Grain Orientation 640 - 790 Meters, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: [Date Accessed].
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