Atmospheric, Snow and Firn Chemistry Studies for Interpretation of WAIS-Divide Cores, Antarctica
Entry ID: bales_0636929

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Summary
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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Description: University of California, Merced, biography page.

Description: The U.S research community is conducting a deep ice coring project in West Antarctica for studies of climate, ice sheet history and cryobiology. This project is collecting a deep ice core from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) ice flow divide and integrating approximately 20 separate but synergistic projects to analyze the ice and interpret the records.
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CORING DEVICES Ancillary Description
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Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (209) 228-4348
Email: rbales at ucmerced.edu
Contact Address:
Sierra Nevada Research Institute
University of California
5200 North Lake Road
City: Merced
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 95343
Country: USA
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Publications/References
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.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-07-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-18
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