Dome C (Antarctica) Last Glacial Termination Atmospheric CO2 Data from the NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
Entry ID: NOAA_NGDC_PALEO_LGT_CO2

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Summary
Abstract: A record of atmospheric CO2 concentration during the transition from
the Last Glacial Maximum to the Holocene, obtained from the Dome
Concordia (Antarctica) ice core, reveals that an increase of 76 parts
per million by volume (ppmv) occurred over a period of 6 thousand
years in four clearly distinguishable intervals. The close correlation
between CO2 concentration and Antarctic temperature indicates that the
Southern Ocean played an important role in causing the CO2
increase. However, the similarity of changes in CO2 concentration and
variations of atmospheric methane concentration suggests that
processes in the tropics and in the northern hemisphere, where the
main sources for methane are located, also had significant effects on
atmospheric CO2 concentrations.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -75.0   S: -75.0   E: 123.35   W: 123.35
Min Depth: 352 M Max Depth: 579 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: E. Monnin, A. Indermuhle, A. Dallenbach, J. Fluckiger, B. Stauffer, T. F. Stocker, D. Raynaud and J.-M. Barnola
Dataset Title: Dome C Last Glacial Termination Atmospheric CO2 Data
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDC CONTRIBUTION SERIES NUMBER: 2001-004
Dataset Release Date: January 2001
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
Issue Identification: Data Contribution Series #2001-004
Other Citation Details: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center A for Paleoclimatology, NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
Online Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/pubs/monnin2001/monnin2001.html
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 21,000 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 9,000 ybp
Chrono Unit:
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Originating Center
Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
NOAA/NCDC Code E/GCx3
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: online ftp, www
Distribution Format: ascii
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Climate and Environmental Physics
Physics Institute
University of Bern
Sidlerstrasse 5
City: Bern
Postal Code: CH-3012
Country: Switzerland
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Publications/References
E. Monnin, A. Indermuhle, A. Dallenbach, J. Fluckiger, B. Stauffer, T. F.
Stocker, D. Raynaud, and J.-M. Barnola, 2001, Atmospheric CO2 concentrations
over the last glacial termination, Science 291, 112-114, 2001.

Schwander, J., J. Jouzel, C.U. Hammer, J.-R. Petit, R. Udisti, and E.W. Wolff.
2001. A tentative chronology for the EPICA Dome Concordia ice core,
Geophysical Research Letters, 28 (22), 4243-4246, 2001.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-12-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-06-27
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