Snow Pit Data from Greenland Summit, 1987
Entry ID: ARCSS048

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Abstract: Snow pit and snow sample data are included from the Summit area of Greenland from 1987. One 2-meter snow pit was dug and sampled in 1987 with a 3-cm sampling interval. Four 4-meter snow pits were dug and sampled in 1987 with a 3-cm sampling interval. One 6-meter snow pit was dug and sampled in 1987 with a 3-cm sampling interval. Chemistry (H+), stable isotopes (Ca, Cl, Na, K, Mg, NH4, NO3, SO4, MSA), oxygen isotope information (18O), beta surface snow samples were collected from the snow pits. Some general weather observations were collected during the 6-meter snow pit acquisition.
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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: Snow Pit Data from Greenland Summit, 1987
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: 1987-01-01
Stop Date: 1987-12-31
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Province or State: CO
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Phone: 207-581-2190
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Fax: 207-581-1203
Email: paul.mayewski at
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Dibb, J. 1989. The Chernobyl reference horizon (?) in the Greenland ice sheet. Geophysical Research Letters 16(9):987-990. Mayewski, P.A., M.J. Spencer, M.S. Twickler and S. Whitlow. 1990. A glaciochemical survey of the Summit region, Greenland. Annals of Glaciol. 14:186-190. Whitlow, S., P.A. Mayewski and J. Dibb. 1992. A comparison of major chemical species seasonal concentration and accumulation at the South Pole and Summit, Greenland. Atmos. Environ. 26A:2,045-2,054.
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DIF Creation Date: 1999-12-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-12-14
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