Atmospheric, Snow and Firn Chemistry Studies for Interpretation of WAIS-Divide Cores, AntarcticaEntry ID: bales_0636929
Abstract: This award supports a project to understand how recent changes in atmospheric chemistry, and historical changes as recorded in snow, firn and ice, have affected atmospheric photochemistry over Antarctica. Atmospheric, snow and firn core measurements of selected gas, meteorological and snow physical properties will be made and modeling of snow-atmosphere exchange will be carried out.
Purpose: The intellectual merit of the project is that it will lead to a better an understanding of the atmospheric chemistry in West Antarctica, its bi-directional linkages with the snowpack, and how it responds to regional influences.
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Data Set Progress
Phone: (209) 228-4348
Email: rbales at ucmerced.edu
Sierra Nevada Research Institute University of California 5200 North Lake Road
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 95343
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
National Snow and Ice Data Center CIRES, 449 UCB University of Colorado
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
J. R. Banta, J. C. McConnell, M. M. Frey, R. C. Bales and K. Taylor. "Spatial and temporal variability in snow accumulation at WAIS Divide over recent centuries," Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, v.113, 2008.
M. M. Frey, M. A. Hutterli, G. Chen, S. J. Sjostedt, J. F. Burkhart, D. K. Friel and R. C. Bales. "Contrasting atmospheric boundary layer chemistry of methylhydroperoxide (CH3OOH) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) above polar snow," Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, v.9, 2009.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-07-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-18