Methane Concentrations from the WAIS Divide Ice Core (WDC06A), 60 to 11,300 ybp
Entry ID: NSIDC-0509

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Summary
Abstract: This data set contains a high-resolution history of atmospheric methane (CH4) concentrations in parts per billion (ppb) from approximately 60 to 11,300 years before present (ybp), obtained in 2010 from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide Ice Core WDC06A. Gas age is derived from the WDC06A-5 ice age scale. Data are available via FTP as a Microsoft Excel file (.xlsx).
Geographic Coverage
 N: -79.46763 S: -79.46763  E: -112.08648  W: -112.08648
 Min Depth: 91.48 METERS  Max Depth: 1948.3 METERS

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Todd Sowers
Dataset Title: Methane Concentrations from the WAIS Divide Ice Core (WDC06A), 60 to 11,300 ybp
Dataset Release Date: 2012-04-19
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Dataset DOI: doi:10.7265/N5J1013R
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0509


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2010-01-01
Stop Date: 2010-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >METHANE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
GAS CHROMATOGRAPHS    [Information]


Keywords
AGDC
Antarctica
Methane
WAIS
WAIS Divide
West Antarctica


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
NSIDC_AGDC


Data Center
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


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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 52 KB
Distribution_Format: Microsoft Excel


Personnel
TODD A. SOWERS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 814-863-8093
Fax: 814-863-8724
Email: todd.sowers5 at gmail.com, sowers at geosc.psu.edu
Contact Address:
237 Deike Building, Dept. of Geosciences
Penn State University
City: University Park
Province or State: Pennsylvania
Postal Code: 16802
Country: USA


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
Sowers, T. 2010. Atmospheric Methane Isotope Records Covering the Holocene Period. Quaternary Science Reviews 29, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.05.023

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-04-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-01

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