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EPICA Dome C Ice Core High Resolution Holocene and Transition CO2 Data
Entry ID: PALEO_EPICA_2004-055

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Summary
Abstract: ABSTRACT (Monnin et al. 2004):
High resolution records of atmospheric CO2 concentration during the
Holocene are obtained from the Dome Concordia and Dronning Maud Land
(Antarctica) ice cores. These records confirm that the CO2
concentration varied between 260 and 280 ppmv in the Holocene as
measured in the Taylor Dome ice core. However, there are differences
in the CO2 records most likely caused by mismatches in
timescales. Matching the Taylor Dome timescale to the Dome C timescale
by synchronization of CO2 indicates that the accumulation rate at
Taylor Dome increased through the Holocene by a factor of two and
bears little resemblance to the stable isotope record used as a proxy
for temperature. This result shows that different locations
experienced substantially different accumulation changes, and casts
doubt on the often-used assumption that accumulation rate scales with
the saturation vapor pressure as a function of temperature, at least
for coastal locations.

This data set consists of high resolution CO2 Data for the EPICA Dome
C ice core, and derived timescale for Taylor Dome Ice Core.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -75.0 S: -75.0  E: 123.35  W: 123.35
 Min Depth: 102 M  Max Depth: 354 M
 N: -77.78 S: -77.78  E: 158.72  W: 158.72
 Min Depth: 102 M  Max Depth: 354 M
 N: -75.0 S: -75.0  E: 0.0  W: 0.0
 Min Depth: 102 M  Max Depth: 354 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Monnin, E., et al.
Dataset Title: EPICA Dome C Ice Core High Resolution Holocene and Transition CO2 Data
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDC CONTRIBUTION SERIES NUMBER: 2004-055
Dataset Release Date: Sepptember 2004
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: 2004-055
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: 22,000 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
Chrono Unit:


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 3 kya averages


Science Keywords
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >CARBON DIOXIDE >CO2    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >ISOTOPES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


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


Keywords
CO2
Dome Concordia
Dronning Maud Land
greenhouse gases
climate change
Dome C
Taylor Dome
glacial cycles


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
English


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: text
Fees: None


Personnel
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


ERIC J. STEIG
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1-206-685-3715
Fax: 206-543-0411
Email: steig at uw.edu
Contact Address:
University of Washington
Department of Earth and Space Sciences
Box 35130
70 Johnson Hall
City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195-1310
Country: USA


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


KENJI KAWAMURA
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Climate and Environmental Physics
Physics Institute
University of Bern
Sidlerastrasse 5,
Province or State: 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


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


DAVID L. MORSE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Institute for Geophysics
University of Texas at Austin
4412 Spicewood Springs Rd. #600
City: Austin
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 78759-8500
Country: USA


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


B. BELLIER
Role: INVESTIGATOR


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


H FISCHER
Role: INVESTIGATOR


Publications/References
Monnin, E., E.J. Steig, U. Siegenthaler, K. Kawamura, J. Schwander,
B. Stauffer, T.F. Stocker, D.L. Morse, J.-M. Barnola, B. Bellier,
D. Raynaud, and H. Fischer. 2004. Evidence for substantial
accumulation rate variability in Antarctica during the Holocene,
through synchronization of CO2 in the Taylor Dome, Dome C and DML ice
cores. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 224, 45-54, doi:
10.1016/j.epsl.2004.05.007.

Fluckiger, J., E. Monnin, B. Stauffer, J. Schwander, T. F. Stocker,
J. Chappellaz, D. Raynaud and J.-M. Barnola. 2002. High resolution
Holocene N2O ice core record and its relationship with CH4 and CO2.
Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 16 (1), 1010, doi:10.1029/2001GB001417.

Monnin, E., A. Indermuhle, A. Dalenbach, J. Fluckiger, B. Stauffer,
T. F. Stocker, D. Raynaud, and J.-M. Barnola. 2001. Atmospheric CO2
concentrations over the last glacial termination. Science 291,
112-114.

Schwander, J., J. Jouzel, C. U. Hammer, J.-R. Petit, R. Udisti, and
E. Wolff. 2001. A tentative chronology for the EPICA Dome Concordia
ice core. Geophys. Res. Lett. Vol. 28, No. 22, p. 4243.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-11-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18



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