Climatic and Environmental Studies by Means of Ice Cores
Entry ID: CDA_AR_GLA_GLAF_ICE_CORES

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Summary
Abstract: More than twenty years ago the Instituto Antartico Argentino initiated
ice-cores studies in the Antarctic Peninsula. It also carried out the first
work of this type in the Argentine central Andes. Until recently, sample
analyses were performed in two prestigious French Laboratories in the frame of
a joint cooperation. However, installation of the Laboratorio de Estratigrafia
Glaciar y Geoquimica del Agua y de la Nieve, LEGAN (Laboratory of Glacier
Stratigraphy and Water and Snow Geochemistry), in Mendoza, Argentina, has been
recently finished and is equipped with the necessary facilities to develop
glaciochemical determinations. Among our principal scientific results we
mention the first isotopic-climatic reconstruction of the Antarctic Peninsula
for the last 400 years.

Geographic Coverage
 N: -64.215 S: -64.215  E: -57.675  W: -57.675
 Max Altitude: 1640 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Aristarain, Alberto Jose
Dataset Title: CLIMATIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES BY MEANS OF ICE CORES


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1975-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > JAMES ROSS ISLAND
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > DALLINGER DOME
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >FROST    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE VELOCITY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW COVER    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DENSITY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >ISOTOPES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW STRATIGRAPHY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >ACTIVE LAYER    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >SOIL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >SEASONALLY FROZEN GROUND    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >CRYOSOLS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >PERIGLACIAL PROCESSES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
INLAND WATERS


Platform
LABORATORY    [Information]


Instrument
AA >Atomic Absorption Spectrometer    [Information]


Project
GAP >Glaciology of the Antarctic Peninsula    [Information]


Access Constraints
Contact Dr. Alberto J. Aristarain


Use Constraints
Contact Dr. Alberto J. Aristarain


Keywords
dD
dD18
stable oxygen isotopes
volcanic sulfate
sea salt
CO2
carbon dioxide
organic compounds
nitrates
heavy metals
exhaust gases


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Centro de Datos Antarticos, Argentina    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.dna.gov.ar/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CELIA ELBA IZQUIERDO
Phone: 54-11-4812-2086
Fax: 54-11-4812-2086
Email: celeiz_antar at hotmail.com
Email: celeiz at dna.gov.ar
Email: cda at dna.gov.ar
Contact Address:
Centro de Datos Antarticos
Direccion Nacional del Antartico
Instituto Antartico Argentino
Cerrito 1248
City: Capital Federal
Postal Code: C1010AAZ
Country: ARGENTINA


Personnel
CELIA ELBA IZQUIERDO
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 54-11-4812-2086
Fax: 54-11-4812-2086
Email: celeiz_antar at hotmail.com
Email: celeiz at dna.gov.ar
Email: cda at dna.gov.ar
Contact Address:
Centro de Datos Antarticos
Direccion Nacional del Antartico
Instituto Antartico Argentino
Cerrito 1248
City: Capital Federal
Postal Code: C1010AAZ
Country: ARGENTINA


ALBERTO JOSE ARISTARAIN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: + 54 0261 4288808.
Email: aristar at lab.cricyt.edu.ar
Contact Address:
LEGAN
Laboratorio de Estratigrafia Glaciar y
Geoquimica del Agua y de la Nieve
Instituto Antartico Argentino
Mendoza
City: Casilla
Province or State: Mendoza
Postal Code: 131 5500
Country: ARGENTINA


Publications/References
Aristarain, A. J. 2002. Argentine Program on Climatic and Environmental Studies by Means of Ice Cores. The Patagonian Icefields: A Unique Natural Laboratory for environmental and climate Changes Studies. Ed. Gino Casassa et al. Kluwer Academic/Plenun Publishers. 139:147.

Aristarain, A.J., Delmas, R.J. 2002. Snow chemistry measurements of James Ross Island (Antarctic Peninsula) showing sea-salt aerosol modifications.
Atmospheric Environment 36 (2002) 765-772.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-12-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-07-20

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