Visible Stratigraphic Dating, Siple Dome and Upstream C CoresEntry ID: NSIDC-0121
Abstract: This data set is part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet cores (WAISCORES) project, an NSF-funded project to understand the influence of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet on climate and sea level change. WAISCORES researchers acquired and analyzed ice cores from the Siple Dome, in the Siple Coast region, West Antarctica. This data set includes melt layers and annual layer data for Siple Dome cores A ... through J, and upstream core C (UpC). Cores were examined on a light table after the core had been sectioned longitudinally and samples removed for isotopic, chemical, and other analyses, and after the surface had been smoothed using a planer. Major stratigraphic features were noted, such as coarse-grained and fine-grained firn at shallow depths, and coarse-bubbled and fine-bubbled ice at greater depth. Melt layers were identified as bubble-free or nearly-bubble-free zones. Core lengths ranged from 30 to 133 meters. Data in this collection were obtained in the summer of 1997. The data set is available via FTP as ACSII data (.dat), metadata (.meta) and text (.txt) files.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Richard Alley
Dataset Title: Visible Stratigraphic Dating, Siple Dome and Upstream C Cores
Dataset Series Name: WAISCORES
Dataset Release Date: 1997-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO USA
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Data Presentation Form: tableOnline Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0121.html
Start Date: 1997-06-01Stop Date: 1997-08-31
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > ICE SHEETS
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > ICE SHEETS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH
PALEOCLIMATE > ICE CORE RECORDS > ICE CORE AIR BUBBLES
PALEOCLIMATE > ICE CORE RECORDS > ISOTOPES
PALEOCLIMATE > ICE CORE RECORDS
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW STRATIGRAPHY
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW STRATIGRAPHY
CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIER THICKNESS/ICE SHEET THICKNESS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIER THICKNESS/ICE SHEET THICKNESS
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Use Constraints If you use this data, please cite the data as follows:
Brook, Jeffrey R., G. Evans, and Andrea M. Sass-Kortsak. 2004. NARSTO Supersite Transboundary Intensive Field Study Data, Canada, 2001-2002. Available on-line (http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/PRODOCS/narsto/table_narsto.html) at the Atmospheric Science Data Center at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, U.S.A.
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: jeff.brook at ec.gc.ca
Email: evansg at chem-eng.utoronto.ca
Email: a.sass at utoronto.ca
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: larc-asdc-uds at lists.nasa.gov
NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center User and Data Services NASA Langley Research Center 2 South Wright Street Mail Stop 157D Building 1268C
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Fan, Xinghua, Jeffrey R., Brook, and Scott A. Mabury. 2003. Sampling
Atmospheric Carbonaceous Aerosols Using an Integrated Organic Gas and Particle Sampler. Environ. Sci. Technol.2003, 37,3145-3151.
Lee, Patrick K. H., Jeffrey R. Brook, Ewa Dabek-Zlotorzynska, and Scott A.
Mabury. 2003. Identification of the Major Sources Contributing to PM2.5 Observed in Toronto. Environ. Sci. Technol., 37,4831-4840.
Tan, Phillip V., Greg J. Evans, Julia Tsai, Sandy Owega, Michael S. Fila, Oscar Malpica, and Jeffrey R. Brook.On-line Analysis of Urban Particulate Matter Focusing on Elevated Wintertime Aerosol Concentrations. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2002, 36, 3512-3518.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-11-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-07-17