Siple Dome Methane Record
Entry ID: NSIDC-0124

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Abstract: This data set is part of the 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. Brooks measured methane in approximately 196 samples between 55.6 and 738.5 m (0-20 ka) in the Siple Dome ice core, and then extended the Siple Dome methane record at medium resolution down to about 860m, corresponding to an age of about 45 ka. The team compared the results with data from the Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2 (GISP2) and the Greenland Ice Core Project (GRIP).
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -81.0   S: -81.0   E: -149.0   W: -149.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ed Brook
Dataset Title: Siple Dome Methane Record
Dataset Series Name: WAISCORES
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Data Presentation Form: table
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-01-01
Stop Date: 1999-12-31
CORING DEVICES Ancillary Description
Data Set Progress
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: NSIDC-0124

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: 157 KB PDF files, 952 KB ASCII files, 441 KB Microsoft Word file
Distribution Format: two Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format(.pdf), 14 text (ASCII) files, and on
Phone: (360) 546-9762
Email: brook at
Contact Address:
Department of Geology
Washington State University
14204 Salmon Creek Ave.
City: Vancouver
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 99164
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-03-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-28
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