Isotope Data from the U.S.-Norway Antarctic TraverseEntry ID: Steig_0963924
Abstract: Ice cores and surface snow samples were collected from in overland traverses in East Antarctica: one from the Norwegian Troll Station to the United States South Pole Station in 2007-2008; and a return traverse starting at South Pole Station and ending at Troll Station by a different route in 2008-2009. This data set contains isotope data from the snow pits and cores, analyzed at the University of Washington.
Purpose: The project's goals were to investigate climate change in East Antarctica, with the goals of understanding climate variability in Dronning Maud Land of East Antarctica on time scales of years to centuries and determining the surface and net mass balance of the ice sheet in this sector to understand its impact on sea level.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Eric Steig
Dataset Title: Isotope Data from the US-Norway Antarctic Traverse
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 2000 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
Temporal Resolution: years
ISO Topic Category
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
Steig, E. J. et al. Recent climate and ice-sheet changes in West Antarctica compared with the past 2,000 years. Nature Geosci 6, 372-375, doi:10.1038/ngeo1778 (2013).
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-05-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27