Collaborative Research: Stable Isotopes of Ice in the WAIS Divide Deep Ice Core

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Title: Collaborative Research: Stable Isotopes of Ice in the WAIS Divide Deep Ice Core
Description:
Abstract:
This award supports analyses of stable isotopes of water, dD, d18O and deuterium excess in the proposed West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide (WAIS) deep ice core. The project will analyze a continuous and high-resolution record of stable isotope ratios (of water) for the new core. Isotope measurements provided by project collaborators will be interpreted with models constrained by measurements of the temperature-depth profile at the site provided by a companion project. This project (http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0537661) was terminated before analyses were completed, but work is continuing under the companion project award (http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0539232). dD and d18O values provide estimates of temperature change at the ice core site and in vapor source regions. This project will reconstruct the magnitudes of major temperature changes in order to illuminate the sensitivity of Earth's climate to forcings. It will also examine the temporal pattern of temperature changes to illuminate the role of different climate dynamical processes.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -112.08
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -112.08
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.47
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.47
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > ICE CORE RECORDS > ISOTOPES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > ICE CORE RECORDS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme_Keyword: LABORATORY
Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme_Keyword: WAISDIVIDE > WEST ANTARCTIC ICE SHEET DIVIDE PROJECT
Theme_Keyword: Wais Divide
Theme_Keyword: Ice Core
Theme_Keyword: Isotopes
Theme_Keyword: Deuterium
Theme_Keyword: Millennial-scale
Theme_Keyword: Ice Sheet
Theme_Keyword: West Antarctica
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JOSEPH SOUNEY
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Institute for the Study of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Address: University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
State_or_Province: NH
Postal_Code: 03264
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 603-862-0591
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jmsouney@gust.sr.unh.edu
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact_Person: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
Address: University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-2468
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NSIDC_AGDC > NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
Contact_Person: NSIDC AGDC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
Address: University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 492-2468
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org
Resource_Description: cuffey_0537661
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://nsidc.org
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://nsidc.org/agdc/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.waisdivide.unh.edu/
Access_Instructions:
The U.S research community is conducting a deep ice coring project in West Antarctica for studies of climate, ice sheet history and cryobiology.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20120409
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121113
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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