WAISCORES: Deep Ice Coring in West Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0120

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Summary
Abstract: The WAISCORES project is part of the National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs' West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) initiative, which is aimed at understanding the influence of the West Antarctic ice sheet on climate and sea level change. WAISCORES researchers acquired and analyzed ice cores from the Siple Dome, in the Siple Coast region, West Antarctica. These cores allow researchers to distinguish local from regional influences on the climate records recovered from the cores. Drilling for the Siple Dome core began in November 1996 and finished in January 1999. The core site is located between ice streams C and D at approximately 81° 40' S and 148° 49' W. Preliminary studies indicate that the paleoclimate record preserved in the 1003-meter Siple Dome ice core extends back more than 90 thousand years. Data are available via ftp. The following WAISCORES investigators have made contributions to WAISCORES research. NSIDC archives data for many of these investigators: Mary Albert, Richard Alley, Robin Bell, Michael Bender, Robert Bindscadler, Pierre Biscaye, Donald Blankenship, Ed Brook, Nelia Dunbar, Joan Fitzpatrick, Tony Gow, Gregg Lamorey, Paul Mayewski, Joseph McConnell, Deb Meese, Nadine Nereson, Charlie Raymond, Eric Saltzman, Eric Steig, Christopher Shuman, Ken Taylor, Lonnie Thompson, Edwin Waddington, Martin Wahlen, James White, and Gret Zielinksi.
Geographic Coverage
 N: -81.0 S: -81.0  E: -149.0  W: -149.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Gregg Lamorey
Dataset Title: WAISCORES: Deep Ice Coring in West Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2002-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Data Presentation Form: table
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0120.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-01-01
Stop Date: 1999-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW STRATIGRAPHY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW STRATIGRAPHY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW/ICE CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW/ICE CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER THICKNESS/ICE SHEET THICKNESS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER THICKNESS/ICE SHEET THICKNESS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
INLAND WATERS


Platform
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
CORING DEVICES    [Information]


Project
WAISCORES >West Antarctic Ice Sheet Cores    [Information]


Keywords
AGDC
Antarctica
Glaciology
Ice Sheet
NSIDC
Siple
Siple Coast
Siple Dome
WAIS
WAISCORES


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org
Dataset ID: NSIDC-0120

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


NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/
Dataset ID: NSIDC-0120

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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: ftp
Distribution_Size: 154 MB ASCII files
Distribution_Format: ASCII files


Personnel
GREGG W. LAMOREY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: sco at .maxey.dri.edu
Contact Address:
Desert Research Institute
2215 Raggio Parkway
City: Reno
Province or State: NV
Postal Code: 89512
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



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-02-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-28

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