Methane Isotopes from the WAIS Divide Ice Core
Entry ID: NSIDC-0435

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Summary
Abstract: This data set includes methane (CH4) isotope data from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide ice core, WDC05A, in Antarctica. The data include depth, gas age, and the isotopic composition of methane (∂13C and ∂D of CH4). The ice core was collected during the 2005-2006 Antarctic field season. The CH4 isotope data was generated in 2008 using wet extraction methodology. Samples span ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -79.47   S: -79.47   E: 112.09   W: 112.09
Min Altitude: 1766 M Max Altitude: 1766 M
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 300 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Sowers, Todd
Dataset Title: Methane Isotopes from the WAIS Divide Ice Core
Dataset Release Date: 2009-12-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado, USA
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0435.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-01-01
Stop Date: 2008-12-30
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 1000 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: present
Chrono Unit:
Data Resolution
Vertical Resolution: 0.1 meters
Temporal Resolution: 5 years
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 32 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 814-863-8093
Fax: 814-863-8724
Email: todd.sowers5 at gmail.com, sowers at geosc.psu.edu
Contact Address:
237 Deike Building, Dept. of Geosciences
Penn State University
City: University Park
Province or State: Pennsylvania
Postal Code: 16802
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Mischler, J. A., T. A. Sowers, R. B. Alley, M. Battle, J. R. McConnell, L. Mitchell, T. Popp, E. Sofen, and M. K. Spencer. 2009. Carbon and hydrogen isotopic composition of methane over the last 1000 years, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 23, GB4024, doi:10.1029/2009GB003460.

Sowers, T. 2006. Late Quaternary atmospheric CH4 isotope record suggests marine clathrates are stable. Science 311: 838-841.

Sowers, T., S. Bernard, O. Aballain, J. Chappellaz, J.-M. Barnola and T. Marik. 2005. Records of the d13C of atmospheric CH4 over the last two centuries as recorded in Antarctic snow and ice. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 19(GB2002).

Sowers, T. A. 2009. Atmospheric methane isotope records covering the Holocene period. Quaternary Science Reviews doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.05.023.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-14
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