Analysis of Siple Dome Ice Core: Carbonyl Sulfide (COS), Methyl Chloride (CH3Cl), and Methyl Bromide (CH3Br)Entry ID: NSIDC-0279
Abstract: This data set is part of the WAISCORES (West Antarctic Ice Sheet cores) project, research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and designed to improve understanding of how the West Antarctic ice sheet influences climate and sea level change. WAISCORES investigators acquired and analyzed ice cores from the Siple Dome, in the Siple Coast region, West Antarctica. These data provide ... researchers with a record of natural climatic variability and anthropogenic influence on biogeochemical cycles. Because ice cores contain an archive of preindustrial air, a baseline can be established, and the extent of human impact on the climate can be ascertained.
This data set includes mixing ratios of carbonyl sulfide (COS), methyl chloride (CH3Cl), and methyl bromide (CH3Br). Data samples were retrieved from the Siple C ice core, which was drilled at 81.65ï¿½ S, 148.81ï¿½ W in December 1995. The core site sits 620 m above sea level near the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf where there is a mean annual temperature of -25.4 ï¿½C.
Data are available via FTP.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Eric Saltzman
Dataset Title: Analysis of Siple Dome Ice Core: Carbonyl Sulfide (COS), Methyl Chloride (CH3Cl), and Methyl Bromide (CH3Br)
Dataset Series Name: WAISCORES
Dataset Release Date: 2005-11-20
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0279.html
ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > SULFUR OXIDES > CARBONYL SULFIDE
CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > ICE SHEETS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > ICE SHEETS
PALEOCLIMATE > ICE CORE RECORDS > ICE CORE AIR BUBBLES
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW/ICE CHEMISTRY
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW/ICE CHEMISTRY
CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > FIRN
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS > HALOCARBONS > METHYL CHLORIDE, METHYL BROMIDE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > SULFUR COMPOUNDS > SULFUR OXIDES > CARBONYL SULFIDE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS > METHYL BROMIDE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS > METHYL CHLORIDE
ISO Topic Category
Quality The pore close-off depth at Siple Dome occurs in the range of 48 m to 56 m. Above this depth, air is able to circulate within the firn because the gaps have not been fully closed. This eventually happens as the snow accumulates above and the firn continues to densify. However, until the pores close off and trap the gases, the age of the ice and the age of the gas are not the same.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 71.5 KB total
Distribution Format: MS Excel and DOC format
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-02-02