Methane data for the Byrd ice core from Blunier and Brook (2001)
Entry ID: Byrd_ice_core_methane

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Summary
Abstract: A precise relative chronology for Greenland and West Antarctic paleotemperature
is extended to 90,000 years ago, based on correlation of atmospheric methane
records from the Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2 and Byrd ice cores. Over this
period, the onset of seven major millennial-scale warmings in Antarctica
preceded the onset of Greenland warmings by 1500 to 3000 years. In general,
Antarctic temperatures increased gradually while Greenland temperatures were
decreasing or constant, and the termination of Antarctic warming was apparently
coincident with the onset of rapid warming in Greenland. This pattern provides
further evidence for the operation of a "bipolar see-saw" in air temperatures
and an oceanic teleconnection between the hemispheres on millennial time
scales.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -62.83   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Blunier, T. and E. Brook
Dataset Title: Timing of millennial-scale climate change in Antarctica and Greenland during the last glacial period
Dataset Series Name: ScienceGBP PAGES/WDCA CONTRIBUTION SERIES NUMBER: 2001-003
Dataset Release Date: 2001
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center-A for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: 2001-003
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
Online Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/pubs/blunier2001/blunier2001.html
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 90,000 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 10,000 ybp
Chrono Unit:
Originating Center
Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/
Dataset ID: ch4_blunier01.txt

Data Center Personnel
Name: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
NOAA/NCDC Code E/GCx3
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 541-737-8197
Email: brooke at geo.oregonstate.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Geosciences
130 Wilkinson Hall
City: Corvallis
Province or State: OR
Postal Code: 97331-5506
Country: USA
Publications/References
Blunier, T. and E.J. Brook, 2001, Timing of millennial-scale climate change in
Antarctica and Greenland during the last glacial period, Science, 291,
109-112, 5 January 2001.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-07-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-05-09
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