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

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Summary
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
 N: -79.48278 S: -79.48278  E: -112.08833  W: -112.08833
 Min Depth: 0  Max Depth: 160 M
 N: -79.48278 S: -79.48278  E: 112.08833  W: 112.08833
 Min Depth: 0  Max Depth: 577 M

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: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0499.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-01-01
Stop Date: 2006-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Data Resolution
Vertical Resolution: 2 cm


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >IONS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >ISOTOPES    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >PARTICULATE MATTER    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW/ICE CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW/ICE CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
LABORATORY    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Project
WAISCORES >West Antarctic Ice Sheet Cores    [Information]


Keywords
Antarctica
Ice Core
Ice Core Chemistry
Ice Core Data
ICE CORES
microparticles
WAIS
West Antarctica


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
UMAINE/CLIMATE


Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC 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


NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center    [Information]
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: 23 MB
Distribution_Format: ASCII text


Personnel
KARL KREUTZ
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (207) 581-3011
Fax: 207 581-3011
Email: karl.kreutz at maine.edu
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


GORDON S. HAMILTON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: gordon.hamilton at maine.edu
Contact Address:
Climate Change Institute
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Maine
5790 Bryand Global Sciences Center
City: Orono
Province or State: ME
Postal Code: 04469-5790
Country: USA


DANIEL BRETON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
University of Maine
Climate Change Institute
120 Bennett Hall
City: Orono
Province or State: Maine
Postal Code: 04469


BESS KOFFMAN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
University of Maine
236 Sawyer Hall
City: Orono
Province or State: Maine
Postal Code: 04469


NSIDC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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


Publications/References
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. www.igsoc.org/journal/55/194/t09J008.pdf.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-10-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-14

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