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Micrometeorites from the South Pole Water Well
Entry ID: NSIDC-0113

Abstract: Micrometeorites dated between 1100 A.D. to 1500 A.D. were collected from the bottom of the South Pole Water Well in December 1995. Element analyses of 181 cosmic glass spherule and micrometeorite samples are in ASCII text and Excel spreadsheet format. Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images of the spherules and micrometeorites are in TIFF format. Data are available via ftp.
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Description: Documentation

Description: FTP
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -90.0   S: -90.0   E: 0.0   W: 0.0
Min Depth: 90 METERS Max Depth: 105 METERS

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Taylor, S.
Dataset Title: Micrometeorites from the South Pole Water Well
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0113
Dataset Release Date: 2002-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-12-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31
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NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 35.8 - 43.4 MB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel
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Phone: (603) 646-4310
Email: staylor at
Contact Address:
Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
City: Hanover
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03755
Country: USA
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Taylor, S. 'Cosmic Dust from the South Pole.' 25 March 2002. Environmental Sciences Branch, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory. . Accessed 17 September 2002. Taylor, S., J.H. Lever, R.P. Harvey, and J. Govoni. 1997. Collecting micrometeorites from the South Pole Water Well. U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory Report 97-1, 37 pp.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-10-18

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