Microparticle/Tephra Analysis of the WAIS Divide Ice Core, Antarctica
Entry ID: kreutz_0636740

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Summary
Abstract: This award supports a project to perform continuous microparticle concentration and size distribution measurements (using coulter counter and state-of-the-art laser detector methods), analysis of biologically relevant trace elements associated with microparticles (Fe, Zn, Co, Cd, Cu), and tephra measurements on the WAIS Divide ice core.

Purpose: The intellectual merit of the project is that it will help in establishing the relationships among climate, atmospheric aerosols from terrestrial and volcanic sources, ocean biogeochemistry, and greenhouse gases on several timescales which remain a fundamental problem in paleoclimatology. The atmospheric mineral dust plays an important but uncertain role in direct radiative forcing, and the ... View entire text
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Description: The U.S research community is conducting a deep ice coring project in West Antarctica for studies of climate, ice sheet history and cryobiology. This project is collecting a deep ice core from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) ice flow divide and integrating approximately 20 separate but synergistic projects to analyze the ice and interpret the records.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -79.47   S: -79.47   E: 112.08   W: 112.08

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Karl Kreutz
Dataset Title: UMaine WAIS Divide microparticle data
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 0000-01-01
Stop Date: 2006-01-01
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 2006
Paleo Stop Date: 0
Chrono Unit:
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
Access Constraints Contact Karl Kreutz (karl.kreutz@maine.edu)
Use Constraints Contact Karl Kreutz (karl.kreutz@maine.edu)
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
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
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Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (207) 581-3011
Fax: 207 581-3011
Email: karl.kreutz at maine.edu
Contact Address:
University of Maine
Climate Change Institute
Stable Isotope Laboratory
236 Sawyer Environmental Research Center
City: Orono
Province or State: Maine
Postal Code: 04469
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Koffman, BG; Kreutz, K; Handley, M; Wells, M; Kurbatov, A; Mayewski, P. "A snowpit record of atmospheric Fe deposition in West Antarctica at the WAIS Divide site," in 8th Annual V M Goldschmidt Conference., v.72, 2008, p. A487-A487. View record at Web of Science

Koffman, BG; Kreutz, K; Handley, M; Wells, M; Kurbatov, A; Mayewski, P. "A snowpit record of atmospheric Fe deposition in West Antarctica at the WAIS Divide site," in 8th Annual V M Goldschmidt Conference., v.72, 2008, p. A487-A487. View record at Web of Science
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-07-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-09-19
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