Gases in Firn Air and Shallow Ice at the WAIS Drilling Site, Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0412

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Summary
Abstract: This data set contains trace gas measurements of air extracted from ice core samples from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide A core (WAIS-D 05A). The WAIS A core was dry-drilled at the WAIS site during the 2005-2006 Antarctic field season. Data include trace gas species including ethane (C2H6), propane (C3H8), n-butane (n-C4H10), carbonyl sulfide (COS), carbon disulfide (CS2), methyl chloride (CH3Cl), methyl bromide (CH3Br), acetonitrile (CH3CN), and chlorofluorocarbon-12 (CFC-12), for 57 ice core samples. The data are available via FTP in Microsoft Excel (.xls) file format.
Geographic Coverage
 N: -79.47 S: -79.47  E: 112.09  W: 112.09

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Eric Saltzman
Dataset Title: Gases in Firn Air and Shallow Ice at the WAIS Drilling Site, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2009-07-30
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Dataset DOI: doi:10.7265/N5251G40
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0412


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-11-01
Stop Date: 2007-02-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
LABORATORY    [Information]


Instrument
CORING DEVICES    [Information]
FLASKS    [Information]
MASS SPECTROMETERS    [Information]


Project
WAISCORES >West Antarctic Ice Sheet Cores    [Information]
AMBS >Antarctic Multibeam Bathymetry & Geophysical Synthesis    [Information]
NSF/PLR >Division of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation    [Information]


Keywords
Antarctica
Ice Core
Ice Core Chemistry
Ice Core Data
Ice Core Gas Records


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC AGDC 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


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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 40 KB
Distribution_Format: Microsoft Excel


Personnel
ERIC SALTZMAN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (949) 824-3936
Fax: (949) 824-3874
Email: esaltzma at uci.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Earth System Science
University of California, Irvine
City: Irvine
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 92697-3100
Country: USA


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
Aydin, M., M. B. Williams, C. Tatum, and E. S. Saltzman. 2008. Carbonyl Sulfide in Air Extracted from a South Pole Ice Core: a 2,000-Year Record. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 7533-7542. Aydin, M., M. B. Williams, and E. S. Saltzman. 2007. Feasibility of Reconstructing Paleoatmospheric Records of Selected Alkanes, Methyl Halides, and Sulfur Gases from Greenland Ice Cores. J. Geophys. Res., 112, D07312, doi:10.1029/2006JD008027. Saltzman, E. S., M. Aydin, C. Tatum, and M. B. Williams. 2008. 2,000-Year Record of Atmospheric Methyl Bromide from a South Pole Ice Core. J. Geophys. Res., 113, D05304, doi:10.1029/2007JD008919. Williams, M. B., M. Aydin, C. Tatum, and E. S. Saltzman. 2007. A 2000-Year Atmospheric History of Methyl Chloride from a South Pole Ice Core: Evidence for Climate-Controlled Variability. Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L07811, doi:10.1029/2006GL029142.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-07-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-19

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