Greenland Snow Pit and Core Stratigraphy
Entry ID: ARCSS123

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Summary
Abstract: Carl S. Benson's Greenland snow accumulation study field notebooks and analyses of snow accumulation, temperature, ice sheet facies and snow densification are available on 74 microfiche or as hard copy for on-site use by appointment. The data set includes a summary of all sampling stations, summary matrix of data collected at each station; accumulation data adjusted for Fall 1954 and Fall 1955 reference horizons; average accumulation for all stations; integrated ram hardness (snow density); descriptive stratigraphy, pit profile temperature and density; and pit and core temperature, density, ram hardness and stratigraphy. Benson's notebook is available only in hard-copy, for use on-site use by appointment only. Copies of microfiche are available. Please contact NSIDC User Services for more information or to schedule on-site use.
Geographic Coverage
 N: 85.0 S: 60.0  E: -18.0  W: -72.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Benson, Carl S.
Dataset Title: Greenland Snow Pit and Core Stratigraphy
Dataset Release Date: 2003-07-25
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/arcss123.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1952-08-17
Stop Date: 1955-08-20


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > GREENLAND
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER THICKNESS/ICE SHEET THICKNESS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DENSITY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW FACIES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW STRATIGRAPHY    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER THICKNESS/ICE SHEET THICKNESS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DENSITY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW FACIES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW STRATIGRAPHY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ENVIRONMENT


Platform
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
Cameras    [Information]
PENETROMETERS    [Information]
Thermometers    [Information]


Project
NSF/OPP >Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation    [Information]


Keywords
Haefeli Rammsonde Penetrometer
Ice Sheet Facies
Snow Accumulation
SNOW CORES
Snow Densification
Snow Stratigraphy
Traverses
Weston Bimetallic Thermometer


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
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


NSIDC Roger G. Barry Archives and Resource Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/rocs/

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: Microfiche

Distribution_Media: Paper


Personnel
C. S. BENSON
Role: INVESTIGATOR


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
Benson, C.S., Stratigraphic studies in the snow and firn of the Greenland ice sheet, U.S. Army Snow, Ice and Permafrost Research Establishment, [now CRREL] Research Report 70, 1962.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-07-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-07-25

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