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Antarctic and Greenland Synchronization Data for the Last Glacial Period from WDC-A/Paleoclimatology

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Abstract: This data set consists of isotopic, carbon dioxide (CO2), and methane
(CH4) data collected from the Byrd and Vostok ice cores (Antarctica)
and the Greenland Ice Core Project (GRIP). Data from the Antarctic ice
cores are synchronized to the Greenland GRIP records. Data
measurements consist of GRIP depth, age, oxygen isotope (d18O) and CH4
data; Byrd and Vostok depth, age, oxygen isotope (d18O), CO2, and CH4
data. The data spans the time period from 10-50 kybp.

For futher information on this data set see the Nature abstract
(Blunier, et al.) at:
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
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1.   N: -78.0   S: -78.0   E: 166.0   W: 166.0  
Min Depth: 50 M Max Depth: 100M
2.   N: -80.0   S: -80.0   E: -120.0   W: -120.0  
Min Depth: 50 M Max Depth: 100M
3.   N: 79.0   S: 79.0   E: -38.0   W: -38.0  
Min Depth: 50 M Max Depth: 100M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Blunier, T., J. Chappellaz, B. Stauffer
Dataset Title: Antarctic and Greenland (GRIP) Synchronization Data
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDC-A Paleoclimatology
Dataset Release Date: 1998
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: NOAA/NCDC/ Paleoclimatology Program
Issue Identification: 1998-034
Online Resource:
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 50 ka
Paleo Stop Date: 10 ka
Chrono Unit:
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Please cite the authors of the data set.
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Distribution Media: online FTP
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: None
Phone: +41 31 631 44 71
Fax: +41 31 631 87 42
Email: blunier at
Contact Address:
Climate and Environmental Physics
Physics Institute, University of Bern
Sidlerstrasse 5
City: Bern
Postal Code: CH-3012
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Blunier, T., J. Chappellaz, J. Schwander, A. D llenbach, B. Stauffer,
T. Stocker, D. Raynaud, J. Jouzel, H.B. Clausen, C.U. Hammer, and
S.J. Johnsen, 1998, Asynchrony of Antarctic and Greenland climate
change during the last glacial period, Nature, 394, 739-743, 20 August
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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