Micrometeorites from the South Pole Water Well
Entry ID: NSIDC-0113

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Summary
Abstract: Micrometeorites dated between 1100 A.D. to 1500 A.D. were collected from the bottom of the South Pole Water Well in December 1995. Element analyses of 181 cosmic glass spherule and micrometeorite samples are in ASCII text and Excel spreadsheet format. Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images of the spherules and micrometeorites are in TIFF format. Data are available via ftp.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -90.0   S: -90.0   E: 0.0   W: 0.0
Min Depth: 90 M Max Depth: 105 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Susan Taylor
Dataset Title: Micrometeorites from the South Pole Water Well
Dataset Release Date: 2002-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Data Presentation Form: table
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0113.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-12-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org
Dataset ID: NSIDC-0113

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: 9.5-12.8 MB ASCII files, 35.8-43.4 MB Excel files, 89.3 KB-1.0 MB TIFF files
Distribution Format: ASCII, Excel, TIFF
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (603) 646-4310
Email: staylor at crrel.usace.army.mil
Contact Address:
Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
City: Hanover
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03755
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Taylor, S. 'Cosmic Dust from the South Pole.' 25 March 2002. Environmental Sciences Branch, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory. http://www.crrel.usace.army.mil/es/research/micrometeorites.htm . Accessed 17 September 2002. Taylor, S., J.H. Lever, R.P. Harvey, and J. Govoni. 1997. Collecting micrometeorites from the South Pole Water Well. U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory Report 97-1, 37 pp.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-09-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-28
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