Ice Fabric Characteristics: Siple Dome, A Core
Entry ID: NSIDC-0255

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Abstract: This data set contains measurements of the orientation and deformation
of the crystal c-axes (fabric) of ice core samples collected from the
Siple Dome Ice Core A, Antarctica (81S, 148W) between 22.764 m and
992.385 m in depth. The instrument used for the measurements consists
of a fiber-optic white light source, one fixed black-and-white video
camera, and four rotation stages. The data are in ASCII tab-delimited
text format and are available via FTP.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 81.0   S: 81.0   E: 148.0   W: 148.0
Min Depth: 22.7640 Max Depth: 992.3850

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Larry Wilen
Dataset Title: Ice Fabric Characteriestics: Siple Dome, A Core
Dataset Release Date: Mar 2, 2005
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO, USA
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
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Quality Many of the vertical sections were not mounted vertically in the
instrument for various technical reasons; therefore, the pattern of
c-axes is actually rotated from the vertical. The mount orientation of
the samples is given in a separate file titled 'sample orientation.doc.'
This file contains a list of all the samples specified by ... View entire text
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Dataset ID: NSIDC-0255

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
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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: 1 to 50 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII, tab-delimited text
Contact Address:
Ohio University
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
City: Athens
Province or State: OH
Postal Code: 45701
Country: USA
DiPrinzio, C.L., , L.A. Wilen, R.B. Alley, J.J. Fitzpatrick and M.K.
Spencer. 'Fabric and Texture at Siple Dome,' to be submitted to
Journal of Glaciology.

Gow, A.J. and D.A. Meese. 2002. WAISCORES: Deep Ice Coring in West
Antarctica, Major Findings, The Physical and Structural Properties of
the Siple Dome Ice Cores. National Snow and Ice Data Center/Antarctic
Glaciological Data Center. ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-03-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-04-14
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