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Huascaran (Peru) Ice Core Data from the NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program

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Abstract: Two ice cores from the col of Huascaran in the northcentral Andes of
Peru contain a paleoclimatic history extending well into the
Wisconsinan (Wurm) Glacial Stage and include evidence of the Younger
Dryas cool phase. Glacial stage conditions at high elevations in the
tropics appear as much as 8-12C cooler, the atmosphere was 200 times
dustier, and the Amazon Basin forest cover may have been 40 to ... View entire text
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Description: Documentation and access to Peru ice core data
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -9.0   S: -9.0   E: -77.5   W: -77.5

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Thompson, L.G.
Dataset Title: Huascaran Ice Core Data
Dataset Release Date: January 2001
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
Issue Identification: Data Contribution Series #2001-008
Other Citation Details: GBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
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Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 19,500 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
Chrono Unit:
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Distribution Media: online ftp, www
Distribution Format: ascii
Fees: none
Phone: 614-292-6652
Email: thompson.3 at
Contact Address:
Byrd Polar Research Center
Ohio State University
1090 Carmack Rd.
City: Columbus
Province or State: Ohio
Postal Code: 43210
Country: USA
Thompson, L.G., E. Mosley-Thompson, M.E. Davis, P-N. Lin,
K.A. Henderson, J. Cole-Dai, J.F. Bolzan and K-b. Liu. 1995. Late
Glacial Stage and Holocene tropical ice core records from Huascaran,
Peru. Science, 269, 46-50.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-12-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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