NICL Ice Cores Inventory (including GISP2) for Paleoclimate Data
Entry ID: EARTH_LAND_NGDC_PALEO_NICL_GISP

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Summary
Abstract: The NICL Inventory describes the ice core holdings of the National
Ice Core Laboratory (NICL), a facility for storing, curating, and
studying ice cores recovered from the world's polar regions. It
is jointly operated by the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S.
National Science Foundation, and the University of Colorado (USA)
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. NICL is located in the
Denver Federal Center complex (Lakewood, Colorado, USA). The
information provided in this inventory is designed to allow
research scientists a convenient listing of potential research
samples. The inventory is available via FTP from NGDC (World
Data Center A-Paleoclimatology) in cooperation with National Snow
and Ice Data Center (World Data Center A-Glaciology). The NICLsite
files provide a summary listing of core sites and samples curated by
NICL. The individual drillsite files provide detailed information on
the size and condition of individual samples stored at the NICL facility.
The National Ice Core Laboratory (NICL) Inventory covers the period of
record from the present back to approximately 160,000 YBP. Cores at
NICL include LITTLE AMERICA V 1958 from ANTARCTICA, CAMP CENTURY cores
from 1961 to 1966 from GREENLAND, BYRD STATION 1968 and 1971 from
ANTARCTICA, DYE-3 of 1971 and 1979-81 and DYE-2 of 1977 from GREENLAND,
MILCENT of 1973 from GREENLAND, CRETE of 1974 from GREENLAND, J-9 BERN
of 1976 and J-9 of 1978 from ANTARCTICA, SITE A CORE1 of 1985 from
GREENLAND, SITE A CORE 2 of 1985 from GREENLAND, GISP2 CORES B, C, D,
E, G1, and G2 of 1989-1992 from GREENLAND, the VOSTOK core of ANTARCTICA,
and the McMURDO DOME core of ANTARCTICA.

For further information, contact Geoffrey Hargreaves or Joan Fitzpatrick.

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Files available from NGDC about NICL ice cores include :
NICLsite - tab-delimited ASCII file of site information on NICL
cores, including the core number, SiteName, Location,
Lat and Long, MinDepth, Max Depth, Elev., Core Dia., # Tubes
in Inventory, Total Tubes, Drill Meth., and Tube Length

NICLsite.xls files - Excel files containing the same site information

32 sitenamed inventory files containing detailed inventory information on
each core, one or more files per core, including core quality, samples
taken, %remaining, breaks, etc.

The files will be updated periodically to reflect the changing inventory
as new cores come in and old cores are consumed.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: ftp access to data


Geographic Coverage
 N: 78.0 S: 65.0  E: -36.0  W: -62.0
 N: -70.0 S: -83.0  E: -118.0  W: 90.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Fitzpatrick, J.
Dataset Title: NCIL Ice Core Inventory
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDCA Data Contribution Series
Dataset Release Date: June 1994
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: WDC/Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: 94-008
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
Online Resource: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/icecore/nicl/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1958-01-01


Paleo_Temporal_Coverage
Chrono Unit:

Chrono Unit:


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > GREENLAND
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR > Antarctica
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR > Greenland


Science Keywords
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >CARBON DIOXIDE    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >ICE CORE AIR BUBBLES    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >ISOTOPES >OXYGEN ISOTOPES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]


Project
GISP2 >Greenland Ice Sheet Project II    [Information]
GRIP >Greenland Ice Core Project    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
PAGES >Past Global Changes, IGBP    [Information]


Keywords
ALPINE RESEARCH
ANTARCTICA
BYRD STATION
CAMP CENTURY
CARBON DIOXIDE
CH4
CLIMATE
CO2
CORE
CRETE
DUST
DYE-2
DYE-3
FTP
GISP2
GLACIOLOGY
GREENLAND
IAAR
ICE
ICE CAP
ICE CORE
ICE CORES
J-9
J-9 BERN
LITTLE AMERICA
MCMURDO DOME
METHANE
MILCENT
NGDC
NICL
O18
OXYGEN ISOTOPES
PALEOCLIMATE
PALEOENVIRONMENT
PLEISTOCENE
QUATERNARY
SITE A
SNOW
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
VOSTOK


Originating Center
NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC


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

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 - available via anonymous FTP


Personnel
JOAN FITZPATRICK
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (303) 202-4828
Email: jfitz at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
MS-980 Box 25046
Denver Federal Center
United States Geological Survey
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225
Country: USA


GEOFFREY HARGREAVES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (303) 202-4830
Fax: (303) 202-4845
Email: nicl at sedproc.cr.usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. National Ice Core Laboratory
USGS MS-975
Box 25046
DFC
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225
Country: USA


MARK TWICKLER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (603) 862-1991
Fax: 603-862-1915
Email: mark.twickler at unh.edu
Contact Address:
Climate Change Research Center
Institute for the Study of Earth and Ocean Sciences
University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03264
Country: USA


Publications/References
Mackinnon, P. D., compiler, 'Ice Cores.' Glaciological Data, May 1980,
GD-8, 139 p. (this review cites 345 ice core research papers)
( Available from World Data Center A for Glaciology (Snow and Ice),
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado,
Boulder, Colorado 80309 )

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-21

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