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Methane Concentration and Chronology from the WAIS Divide Ice Core (WDC05A)
Entry ID: NSIDC-0493


Summary
Abstract: This data set provides a high-precision and high-resolution record of atmospheric methane from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide ice core WDC05A, spanning the years 1000 to 1800 C.E. The data include methane (CH4) concentration measurements and ice age chronology. Methane concentration data include mean sample depth, gas age, mean concentration, and concentrations from individual measurements, at a temporal resolution of approximately nine years. Ice chronology data include depth and ice age. Data are available via FTP, in Microsoft Excel (.xlsx) format.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -79.47   S: -79.47   E: 112.09   W: 112.09

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Mitchell, L. E., E. J. Brook, T. A. Sowers, J. McConnell, and K. C. Taylor.
Dataset Title: Methane Concentration and Chronology from the WAIS Divide Ice Core (WDC05A)
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0493
Dataset Release Date: 2011-05-27
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0493
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 108 month
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC AGDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 110 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 14 MB
Distribution Format: PDF
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: kendrick at dri.edu
Contact Address:
Desert Research Institute
2215 Raggio Parkway
City: Reno
Province or State: NV
Postal Code: 89512
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Publications/References
Mitchell, L. E., E. J. Brook, T. Sowers, J. R. McConnell, and K. Taylor. 2011. Multidecadal variability of atmospheric methane, 1000-1800 C.E. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 116, G02007, doi:10.1029/2010JG001441.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-05-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18


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