US ITASE Stable Isotope Data, AntarcticaEntry ID: NSIDC-0425
Abstract: This data set includes stable isotope measurements from snow pits, firn, and ice cores collected by the the US component of the International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition ( ITASE). The ITASE program aims to collect and interpret a continental-wide array of environmental parameters assembled through the coordinated efforts of scientists from several nations. These data were collected ... between 1999 and 2007. The data have been compiled into single files for each sampling site, though in some cases a file contains data from more than one ice core or snow pit. Each file in the data set includes deuterium/hydrogen (δD) and/or 18-oxygen/16-oxygen (δ18O) ratios, depths, and in some cases ice age or other information. Further details regarding the data are provided in each data file. Data are available via FTP in ASCII text format (.txt). Data were collected during five Antarctic field seasons from 1999 to 2007. Data from 1999 to 2002 are currently available. Data from 2003 to 2007 will be added in the future.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Steig, E. J.
Dataset Title: US ITASE Stable Isotope Data, Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0425
Dataset Release Date: 2009-10-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Dataset DOI: doi:10.7265/N5NZ85MDOnline Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0425
Start Date: 1999-01-01Stop Date: 2007-12-31
Use Constraints Use of this data should be accompanied by citation of Steig et al., 2005, Annals of Glaciology and other references by Steig and Schneider, as appropriate.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 788 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text
Email: steig at uw.edu
University of Washington Department of Earth and Space Sciences Box 35130 70 Johnson Hall
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195-1310
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
National Snow and Ice Data Center CIRES, 449 UCB University of Colorado
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Steig E. J., P. A. Mayewski, D. A. Dixon, M. M. Frey, S. D. Kaspari, D. P. Schneider, S. A. Arcone, G. S. Hamilton, V. B. Spikes, M. Albert, D. Meese, A. J. Gow, C. A. Shuman, J. W. C. White, S. Sneed, J. Flaherty, and M. Wumkes. 2005. High-resolution ice cores from US ITASE (West Antarctica); development and validation of chronologies and estimate of precision and accuracy. Annals of Glaciology ... 41: 63-70. Schneider D. P., E. J. Steig, and T. van Ommen. 2005. Interpretation of high resolution ice core stable isotope records from Antarctica: towards interannual climate reconstruction. Annals of Glaciology 541: 77-84. Schneider D. P., and E. J. Steig. 2008. Ice cores record significant 1940s Antarctic warmth related to tropical climate variability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105(34): 12154-12158 Schneider D. P., E. J. Steig, T. J. van Omment, D. A. Dixon, P. A. Mayweski, J. M. Jones, and C. M. Bitz. 2006. Antarctic temperatures of the past two centuries from ice cores. Geophysical Research Letters 33, L16707, doi:10.1029/2006GL027057. Jacobel R., B. Welch, E. J. Steig, and D. P. Schneider. 2005. Hercules Dome, Antarctica – an optimal site for deep ice core drilling. Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface 110: F01015, doi:10.1029/2004JF000188. Schneider D. P., and D. C. Noone. 2008. Spatial covariance of water isotopes in ice cores during 20th Century climate change. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112: D18105, doi:10.1029/2007JD008652. Gregory, S., and D. Noone. 2008. Variability in the teleconnection between the El Nino-Southern Oscillation and West Antarctic climate. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, D17110, doi:10.1029/2007JD009107.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-10-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-01-05