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Gases in Firn Air and Shallow Ice at the Proposed WAIS Divide Drilling Site
Entry ID: battle_0440509

Abstract: This award supports a project to measure the elemental and isotopic composition of firn air and occluded air in shallow boreholes and ice cores from the WAIS Divide site, the location of a deep ice-coring program planned for 2006-07 and subsequent seasons. The three primary objectives are: 1) to establish the nature of firn air movement and trapping at the site to aid interpretations of gas data ... View entire text
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Description: WAIS Divide is a United States deep ice coring project in West Antarctica funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is the second component to the larger WAISCORES initiative. The purpose of the WAIS Divide project is to collect a deep ice core from the flow divide in central West Antarctica in order to develop a unique series of interrelated climate, ice dynamics, and biologic records focused on understanding interactions among global earth systems.
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  N: -79.47   S: -79.47   E: -112.09   W: -112.09

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University of Colorado
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Phone: 207-725-3410
Email: mbattle at
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Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Bowdoin College
8800 College Station
City: Brunswick
Province or State: ME
Postal Code: 04011-8488
Country: USA
Firn-air Properties and Influences at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide
Mark O. Battle, Jeff P. Severinghaus, Stephen A. Montzka, Eric D. Sofen, Pieter P. Tans EOS Trans. AGU, Fall Meeting Suppl. 2007 88(52) A53B-1167
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DIF Creation Date: 2008-07-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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