EPICA Dome C CO2 Data 650 to 390 KYrBP
Entry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_2005-077

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Summary
Abstract: A record of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations measured on the
EPICA (European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica) Dome Concordia ice core
extends the Vostok CO2 record back to 650,000 years before the present (yr
B.P.). Before 430,000 yr B.P., partial pressure of atmospheric CO2 lies within
the range of 260 and 180 parts per million by volume. This range is almost 30%
smaller than that of the last four glacial cycles; however, the apparent
sensitivity between deuterium and CO2 remains stable throughout the six glacial
cycles, suggesting that the relationship between CO2 and Antarctic climate
remained rather constant over this interval. [from online documentation at WDC/
Paleoclimatology].

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Description: Access to CO2 data


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Geographic Coverage
 N: -75.0 S: -75.0  E: 123.0  W: 123.0
 Max Altitude: 3233 M  Min Depth: 2761 M  Max Depth: 2785 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Siegenthaler, U., et al.
Dataset Title: EPICA Dome C CO2 Data 650 to 390 KYrBP
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDCA CONTRIBUTION SERIES NUMBER: 2005-077
Dataset Release Date: November 2005
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: 2005-077
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
Online Resource: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/icecore/antarctica/epica_dom...


Paleo_Temporal_Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 650,000 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 390,000 ybp
Chrono Unit:
Chrono Unit:
Chrono Unit:


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 731 years


Science Keywords
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >CARBON DIOXIDE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Project
PAGES >Past Global Changes, IGBP    [Information]
EPICA >European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica    [Information]


Quality
This work is a contribution to the "European Project for Ice Coring in
Antarctica" (EPICA), a joint ESF (European Science Foundation)/EC scientific
programme, funded by the European Commission and by national contributions
from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden,
Switzerland and the United Kingdom. We acknowledge long-term financial support
by the Swiss NSF, the University of Bern and the Swiss Federal Agency of
Energy, and EC Project EPICA-MIS.


Keywords
Pleistocene
Antarctica
CO2
EPICA
climate change


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
NOAA/NCDC


Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
NOAA/NCDC Code E/GCx3
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: online ftp
Distribution_Format: ascii
Fees: none


Personnel
URS SIEGENTHALER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Physics Institute
Climate and Environmental Physics
University of Bern
Sidlerstrasse 5
City: BERN
Postal Code: CH-3012
Country: SWITZERLAND


THOMAS F. STOCKER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Climate and Environmental Physics
Physics Institute
University of Bern
Sidlerstrasse 5,
Province or State: BERN
Postal Code: CH-3012
Country: SWITZERLAND


ERIC MONNIN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Climate and Environmental Physics
Physics Institute
University of Bern
Sidlerstrasse 5
City: Bern
Postal Code: CH-3012
Country: Switzerland


ERIK LUTHI
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Climate and Environmental Physics
Physics Institute
University of Bern
Sidlerstrasse 5
City: Bern
Postal Code: CH-3012
Country: Switzerland


JAKOB SCHWANDER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Physics Institute
University of Bern
Sidlerstrase 5
City: Bern
Postal Code: CH-3012
Country: SWITZERLAND


BERNHARD STAUFFER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Climate and Environmental Physics
Physics Institute
University of Bern
Sidlerstrasse 5,
Province or State: BERN
Postal Code: CH-3012
Country: SWITZERLAND


DOMINIQUE RAYNAUD
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 76-42-58-72
Contact Address:
Laboratoire de Glaciologie et
Geophysique de l''Environnement
54 Rue Molieres
City: St. Martin d'Heres Cedex
Postal Code: 38402
Country: FRANCE


JEAN-MARC BARNOLA
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Laboratoire de Glaciologie et de
Geophysique de l''Environnement
City: Saint Martin d''Heres Cedex
Postal Code: 38402
Country: FRANCE


HUBERTUS FISCHER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Columbusstrasse
City: Bremerhaven
Postal Code: D-27568
Country: Germany


VALÉRIE MASSON-DELMOTTE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 0169087715
Fax: 0169087716
Email: valerie.masson at cea.fr
Contact Address:
Bat 701 L'Orme des Merisiers CEA Saclay
City: Gif sur Yvette
Postal Code: 91 191
Country: France


JEAN JOUZEL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Institut Pierre Simon Laplace
Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement
CEA-CNRS 1572
CE Saclay
Orme des Merisiers
City: Gif-sur-Yvette
Postal Code: 91191
Country: France


Publications/References
U. Siegenthaler, T. F. Stocker, E. Monnin, D. Luthi, J. Schwander, B. Stauffer,
D. Raynaud, J.-M. Barnola, H. Fischer, V. Masson-Delmotte, J. Jouzel. 2005.
Stable Carbon Cycle-Climate Relationship During the Late Pleistocene. Science,
v. 310 , pp. 1313-1317, 25 November 2005.
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5752.1241d
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/310/5752/1241d

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-12-01

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