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Proposed Drill Site: Ross-Amundsen Ice Divide, West Antarctica
Entry ID: Western_Divide_WAIS_Icecores_Site_Selection

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Abstract: Proposed drill site near the Ross-Amundsen ice divide, West Antarctica

Describes conditions near the Ross-Amundsen ice divide, and discusses candidate
drill sites in context of the science objectives outlined in the lead proposal
for the project. We identify a preferred site for the Western Divide Core

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Description: Ice thickness and internal layer depth data were collected with a ground-based,
ice-penetrating radar study as part of the U.S. International Trans-Antarctic
Science Expedition (US-ITASE) traverse in West Antarctica from 01 November 2001
to 10 January 2003.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -79.47   S: -79.47   E: -112.09   W: -112.09

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Arcone, S.A., V.B. Spikes, G.S. Hamilton and P.A. Mayweski, In press.
Stratigraphic continuity in 400-MHz short-pulse radar profiles of firn in West
Antarctica. Annals Glaciol., 39.

Blunier, T. and E.J. Brook, 2001. Timing of millennial-scale climate change in
Antarctica and Greenland during the last glacial period, Science, 291(5501),
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-06-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-22
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