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Firn Air Inert Gas and Oxygen Observations from Siple Dome, 1996, and the South Pole, 2001
Entry ID: NSIDC-0290

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Abstract: This data set includes gas ratios in polar firn air: O2/N2, 15N/14N, 40Ar/N2, 40Ar/36Ar, 40Ar/38Ar, 84Kr/36Ar, 132Xe/36Ar, and 22Ne/36Ar. Investigators sampled air from the permeable snowpack (firn) layer at two sites: Siple ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -90.0   S: -90.0   E: 0.0   W: 0.0
  N: -80.67   S: -80.67   E: -148.77   W: -148.77

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Severinghaus, J. P., M. Bender, and M. Battle.
Dataset Title: Firn Air Inert Gas and Oxygen Observations from Siple Dome, 1996, and the South Pole, 2001
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0290
Dataset Release Date: 2006-08-17
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-12-15
Stop Date: 1996-12-21

Start Date: 2001-01-21
Stop Date: 2001-01-21
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Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 177 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel

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Distribution Size: 975 KB
Distribution Format: PDF
Phone: 858-822-2483
Fax: 858-822-3310
Email: jseveringhaus at
Contact Address:
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
9500 Gilman Dr.
City: La Jolla
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 92093-0244
Country: USA
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Bender, M. L., T. Sowers, J. -M. Barnola, and J. Chappellaz. 1994. Changes in the O2/N2 ratio of the atmosphere during recent decades reflected in the composition of air in the firn at Vostok Station, Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters 21 189–192. Bender, M. L., P. P. Tans, J. T. Ellis, J. Orchardo, and K. Habfast. 1994. A high-precision isotope ratio mass-spectrometry method for measuring ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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