Gases in Firn Air and Shallow Ice at the WAIS Drilling Site, AntarcticaEntry ID: NSIDC-0412
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.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Eric Saltzman
Dataset Title: Gases in Firn Air and Shallow Ice at the Proposed WAIS Drilling Site, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: 2009-08-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Start Date: 2006-11-01Stop Date: 2007-02-01
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 40 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel
Phone: (949) 824-3936
Fax: (949) 824-3874
Email: esaltzma at uci.edu
Department of Earth System Science University of California, Irvine
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 92697-3100
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Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
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Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
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: 2009-07-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-14