Nitrate and Conductivity Data from the GISP H Core
Entry ID: ARCSS026

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Abstract: This data set contains nitrate and conductivity measurements taken from the Greenland Summit Ice Sheet Project (GISP) H core. GISP was a decade long project during the 1970s and early 1980s to study the climatic record stored in ice sheets, and involved scientists and funding agencies from Denmark, Switzerland and the United States. Nitrate and electrical conductivity measurements aid in the dating of ice cores by providing information about past volcanic eruptions and climate change. This data set involves a total of 7776 individual analyses from the surface of the core to a depth of 122 meters. The analyses were performed simultaneously on the same 1.5 cm ice core sample for each data series.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 72.5   S: 72.5   E: -38.5   W: -38.5
Min Depth: 0 M Max Depth: 122 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Edward Zeller
Dataset Title: Nitrate and Conductivity Data from the GISP H Core
Dataset Release Date: 2000-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center
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City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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City: Lawrence
Province or State: KS
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Dreschhoff, G. and Zeller, E. 1994. 415-year Greenland ice core record of solar proton events dated by volcanic eruptive episodes. Institute for Tertiary-Quaternary Studies - TER-QUA Symposium Series 2:1-24.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-05-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-12-15
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