Regional Survey of Greenland, 1988 - Snow Pit Data
Entry ID: ARCSS046

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Abstract: Information from two 2-meter snow pits, five 4-meter snow pits, and two 6-meter snow pits, all dug in 1988 from selected sites in Greenland, includes chemistry (H+), stable isotopes (Ca, Cl, Na, K, Mg, NH4, NO3, SO4, MSA), oxygen isotope information (18O) and radionuclide information. Surface snow samples were also extracted from the 6-meter snow pits. All snow pits had a 3-cm sampling interval. The pits and surface snow samples were collected by the Glacier Research Group (GRG), using established protocols to prevent contamination. All data except the oxygen isotope data, which is from the University of Washington, were generated by GRG at the University of New Hampshire.
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  N: 70.0   S: 70.0   E: -60.0   W: -60.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Paul A. Mayewski and Sallie Whitlow
Dataset Title: Regional Survey of Greenland, 1988 - Snow Pit Data
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1988-01-01
Stop Date: 1988-12-31
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Dibb, J. 1989. The Chernobyl reference horizon (?) in the Greenland ice sheet. Geophysical Research Letters 16(9):987-990. Dibb, J. 1990. Recent deposition of 210 Pb on the Greenland ice sheet: variations in space and time. Annals of Glaciology 14:51-54. Yang, Q., P.A. Mayewski, E. Linder, S. Whitlow and M. S. Twickler. 1996. Chemical species spatial distribution and relationship to elevation and snow accumulation rate over the Greenland ice sheet. Journal of Geophysical Research.
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DIF Creation Date: 1999-12-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-03-16
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