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WAIS Divide Ice Core Images, Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0375

Abstract: This data set is comprised of optical images of ice core sections, acquired with a digital line-scan camera in the cold room facility at the U.S. National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL). Ice core sections are archival cuts which have rough-out rounds of ice with a single plane cut along one side. Ice sections were illuminated with fiber optic light guides connected to a 1000 watt (W) xenon light ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -79.47   S: -79.47   E: -112.08   W: -112.08

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kenneth C. McGwire
Dataset Title: WAIS Divide Ice Core Images, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2010-02-10
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-01-01
Stop Date: 2007-12-30
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Data Center
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: 16 GB
Distribution Format: TIFF
Phone: 775-673-7324
Fax: 775-673-7485
Email: kenm at
Contact Address:
2215 Raggio Parkway
City: Reno
Province or State: NV
Postal Code: 89512
Country: USA
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McGwire, K. C., G. M. Hargreaves, R. B. Alley, T. J. Popp, D. B. Reusch, M. K. Spencer, K. C. Taylor. 2008. An integrated system for optical imaging of ice cores. Cold Regions Science and Technology, Volume 53, Issue 2, Pages 216-228. McGwire, K.C., J.R. McConnell, R.B. Alley, J.R. Banta, G.M. Hargreaves, and K.C. Taylor. 2008. Dating Annual Layers of a Shallow Antarctic Ice Core with an Optical Scanner. Journal of Glaciology 54(188):831-838.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-02-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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