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Gases in Firn Air and Shallow Ice at the Proposed WAIS Drilling Site
Entry ID: saltzman_0440602


Summary
Abstract: These data are trace gas measurements of air extracted from ice core samples from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide A core (WAIS-D 05A). This core was dry-drilled at the WAIS site during the 2005-2006 field season. A total of 57 ice core samples were analyzed for nine trace gas species: ethane (C2H6), propane (C3H8), n-butane (n-C4H10), carbonyl sulfide (COS), carbon disulfide (CS2), methyl ... 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.

Description: NSF Award Abstract
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -79.47   S: -79.47   E: 112.09   W: 112.09

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-12-01
Stop Date: 2006-01-30
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center Supplemental Info
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
Personnel
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
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Publications/References
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, (http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/8/7533/2008).

Aydin, M., M. B. Williams, and E. S. Saltzman (2007), Feasibility of reconstructing paleoatmospheric records of selected alkanes, ... View entire text
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27



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