Major ion chemistry data of WAIS Divide ice core brittle ice
Entry ID: NSIDC-0546

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Abstract: The brittle ice section (577-1300 m) of the main WAIS Divide ice core (WDC06A) was analyzed for major ion concentrations with ion chromatography.
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Description: The U.S research community is conducting a deep ice coring project in West Antarctica for studies of climate, ice sheet history and cryobiology. This project is collecting a deep ice core from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) ice flow divide and integrating approximately 40 separate but synergistic projects to analyze the ice and interpret the records. On December 31, 2011 the project reached its final depth goal of 3,405 meters, recovering the longest U.S. ice core to date from the polar regions.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -79.5   S: -79.5   E: -112.1   W: -112.1

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2010-01-01
Stop Date: 2012-07-01
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 6000 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 2350 ybp
Chrono Unit:
Data Set Progress
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Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
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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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Phone: 605-688-4744
Fax: 605-688-6364
Email: Jihong.Cole-Dai at
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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
South Dakota State University
Box 2202
City: Brookings
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57007
Country: USA
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Fudge, T. J., K. Taylor, K. McGwire, E. Brook, T. Sowers, E. Steig, J. White et al. "A 62 ka record from the WAIS Divide ice core with annual resolution to 30 ka (so far)." In EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, vol. 14, p. 3633. 2012.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-08-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-26
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