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Vostok Ice Core CO2 Data, 1105-2856m. from NOAA/NGDC/PAGES

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Abstract: This data set contains CO2 concentrations from air bubbles trapped in
the Vostok (Antarctica) ice core spanning across the last three
deglaciations. The core was taken at a depth from 1105 m to 2856 m
covering the time period from 250 - 75 KYr BP.

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Description: Vostok CO2 data set description
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -78.0   S: -78.0   E: 106.0   W: 106.0
Min Depth: 1105 M Max Depth: 2856 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Wahlen, M., H. Fischer, J. Smith, D. Mastroianni, B. Deck
Dataset Title: Vostok Ice Core CO2 Data, 1105-2856m.
Dataset Series Name: NOAA/NGDC Paleoclimatology Program
Dataset Release Date: 2000
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center-A for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: IGBP PAGES/WDCA Contribution Series Number: 2000-003
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-02-22
Stop Date: 1998-09-06
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 250,000 yb
Paleo Stop Date: 75,000 ybp
Chrono Unit:
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Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Distribution Media: ftp
Distribution Format: ascii
Fees: none
Phone: 1-858-534-6248
Fax: 1-858-534-0967
Email: bdeck at
Contact Address:
Geosciences Research Division
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
City: La Jolla
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 92093-0220
Country: USA
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Fischer, H., M. Wahlen, J. Smith, D. Mastroianni, and B. Deck, 1999,
Ice core records of Atmospheric CO2 around the last three glacial
terminations, Science 283, 1712-1714.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-04-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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