Cosmogenic Radionuclides in the Siple Dome A Ice Core
Entry ID: NSIDC-0307

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Summary
Abstract: This data set includes a record of cosmogenic radionuclide concentrations in the Siple Dome A ice core collected as part of the West Antarctic ice core program. The investigators measured profiles of both 10Be (half-life = 1.5x106 years) and 36Cl (half-life = 3.0x105 years) in the entire ice core, which spans the time period from the present to about 100,000 years before present. These data are being used for perfecting the ice core chronology, deducing the history of solar activity, deducing the history of variations in the geomagnetic field, and studying the possible role of solar variations on climate. Data are distributed as a PDF file and are available via FTP.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -81.66   S: -81.66   E: -148.81   W: -148.81
Min Depth: 0.377 M Max Depth: 1003.809 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kunihiko Nishiizumi
Dataset Title: Cosmogenic Radionuclides in the Siple Dome A Ice Core
Dataset Release Date: 2007-05-31
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Data Presentation Form: Digital Media
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0307.html
Quality These are preliminary data of cosmogenic radionuclides (10Be and 36Cl) in the Siple Dome A ice core. Depths are at variable intervals and are not continuous. Investigators have provided 36Cl/Cl ratios. Calculation of 36Cl concentration (atom/g) requires the Cl concentration in the same sample, which is not available. All 10Be results have more than 20% uncertainty due to accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) calibration issues and the uncertainty in the volume of melting water; these require large corrections.
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Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
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National Snow and Ice Data Center
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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: 136 KB
Distribution Format: PDF
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 510-643-9361
Fax: 510-643-7629
Email: kuni at ssl.berkeley.edu
Contact Address:
University of California
Space Sciences Lab
7 Gauss Way
City: Berkeley
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94720-7450
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-05-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-03-09
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