Physical and Structural Properties of the Siple Dome Ice Cores
Entry ID: NSIDC-0128

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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. This data set includes annual layer data for Siple Dome ice cores A, B, and C, based on stratigraphy; thin-section images, and fabric data. The study included the analysis of more than 2500 crystallographic c-axes conducted on 50 thin sections from the main PICO core.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -81.0   S: -81.0   E: -149.0   W: -149.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Tony Gow, Deb Meese
Dataset Title: Physical and Structural Properties of the Siple Dome Ice Cores
Dataset Series Name: WAISCORES
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Data Presentation Form: images
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31
CORING DEVICES Ancillary Description
Data Set Progress
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: NSIDC-0128

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: 2.2 MB .jpg files, 493 KB .gif files, 9 KB text files
Distribution Format: .jpg and .gif image files and text files
Contact Address:
Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
72 Lyme Road
City: Hanover
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03755
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-03-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-06-30
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