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Blue Ice Tephra II - Brimstone Peak
Entry ID: NSIDC-0114

Abstract: This data set is the result of a study of volcanic ash and rock fragment (tephra) layers in exposed blue ice areas on Brimstone Peak (75.888S 158.55E) in East Antarctica. Tephra samples were collected between 15 November 1996 and 15 January 1997. The Antarctic ice sheets preserve a record of the volcanic ash layers and chemical aerosol signatures of local and distant volcanic eruptions. ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -75.86   S: -75.9   E: 158.67   W: 158.55

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Nelia Dunbar
Dataset Title: Blue Ice Tephra II - Brimstone Peak
Dataset Release Date: 2003-02-18
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-01-01
Stop Date: 1997-12-31
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NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 122 MB
Distribution Format: GIF
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Phone: (505) 835-5783
Email: nelia at
Contact Address:
New Mexico Bureau of Mines & Mineral Resources
Earth and Environmental Science Department
New Mexico Tech
801 Leroy Place
City: Socorro
Province or State: NM
Postal Code: 87801-4796
Country: USA
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Dunbar, N., Zielinski, G. and Voisins, D., 2002, Tephra layers in the Siple and Taylor Dome Ice Cores, Antarctica: Correlations and Sources: submitted to Quaternary Research.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-02-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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