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Microparticle, Conductivity, and Density Measurements from the WAIS Divide Deep Ice Core, Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0499

Abstract: This data set includes microparticle concentration, electrical conductivity, and density measurements from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide deep ice core, WDC06A. Microparticle concentration data are reported as total particles per ml of meltwater. Concentration was measured using a laser detector and the University of Maine WAIS Melt Monitor system. Conductivity is measured in micro-Siemens per cm (uS/cm). Density data were collected on 3 by 3 by 100 cm sticks from the WDC06A core, using the Maine Automated Density Gauge Experiment (MADGE). Density data span 0 to 160 m in depth, while the particle and conductivity measurements span the upper 577 m of the core. Data are available via FTP in ASCII text format (.txt).
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -79.48   S: -79.48   E: -112.09   W: -112.09
Max Depth: 160 METERS
  N: -79.48   S: -79.48   E: 112.09   W: 112.09
Max Depth: 577 METERS

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kreutz, K., B. Koffman, D. Breton, and G. Hamilton.
Dataset Title: Microparticle, Conductivity, and Density Measurements from the WAIS Divide Deep Ice Core, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2011-10-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-01-01
Stop Date: 2006-12-31
Data Resolution
Vertical Resolution: 2 cm
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 23 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Phone: (207) 581-3011
Fax: 207 581-3011
Email: karl.kreutz at
Contact Address:
University of Maine
Climate Change Institute
Stable Isotope Laboratory
236 Sawyer Environmental Research Center
City: Orono
Province or State: Maine
Postal Code: 04469
Country: USA
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Breton, D. J., G. S. Hamilton, C. T. Hess. 2009. Design, Optimization and Calibration of an Automated Density Gauge for Firn and Ice Cores. Journal of Glaciology, 55(194): 1092-1100.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-10-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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