Constructing an Ultra-high Resolution Atmospheric Methane Record for the Last 140,000 Years from WAIS Divide Core
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Abstract: A high-resolution (every 50 yr) methane data set that will play a pivotal role in developing the timescale for the new deep ice core being drilled at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide (WAIS Divde) site as well as providing a common stratigraphic framework for comparing climate records from Greenland and WAIS Divide.

Purpose: It will directly benefit all ice core paleoclimate research and will impact the paleoclimate studies that rely on ice core timescales for correlation purposes.
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Description: The Antarctic Glaciological Data Center (AGDC) at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) archives and distributes Antarctic glaciological and cryospheric system data collected by the U.S. Antarctic Program.

Description: NSF-OPP Award #1043500
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  N: -79.47   S: -79.47   E: 112.09   W: 112.09

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Phone: 814-863-8093
Fax: 814-863-8724
Email: todd.sowers5 at, sowers at
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Todd Sowers. "Atmospheric methane isotope records covering the Holocene period," Quaternary Science Reviews, v.29, Iss, 2010.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-11-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-22
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