US ITASE-99-1 ice core (Research Funded by NSF OPP)
Entry ID: US_ITASE-99-1

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Abstract: Sub-annually resolved ice core chemistry data from various sites on the Antarctic Ice Sheet were obtained from 1999 to 2008 during the US International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition (US ITASE) deployments. Researchers conducted experiments approximately every 100-300 km looking for clues representing climatic conditions over the past 200-1000+ years. Ice cores, obtained for the ... View entire text
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Caption:  US ITASE traverse platform on the way to South Pole
Description:  Image taken by Dan Dixon during 2007-2008 US ITASE expedition.

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Caption:  Removing ice core from drill
Description:  Image taken using Dan Dixon camera during 2007-2008 US ITASE expedition.

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Caption:  Dan Dixon measuring ice core
Description:  Image of Dan Dixon taken using Dan Dixon camera during 2007-2008 US ITASE expedition.

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Caption:  Mike Waszkiewicz drilling using ECLIPSE system
Description:  Image of Mike Waszkiewicz taken by Dan Dixon during 2007-2008 US ITASE expedition.

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -80.62   S: -80.62   E: -122.63   W: -122.63
Min Altitude: 1350 M Max Altitude: 1350 M
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 58 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Climate Change Institute
Dataset Title: US ITASE glaciochemical data
Dataset Series Name: US ITASE Phase I and II
Dataset Release Place: NSIDC and Icereader
Dataset Publisher: Climate Change Institute
Version: 12_03_2008
Issue Identification: 12_03_2008/1
Data Presentation Form: digital file
Other Citation Details: comma separated ASCII file
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1713-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 300 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
Chrono Unit:
Data Resolution
Horizontal Resolution Range: Point Resolution
Vertical Resolution Range: Point Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Decadal, Annual, Subannual, Seasonal
Temporal Resolution Range: Annual Climatology
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Quality High precision major and trace chemistry using IC, ICP-MS with strict sampling, handling and analytical protocols utilizing blanks and multilevel calibration techniques.
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: digital ftp
Distribution Size: < 1 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII text
Fees: free
Phone: 207-581-2190
Phone: 207-581-3019
Fax: 207-581-1203
Email: paul.mayewski at
Email: climatechange at
Email: usitase at
Contact Address:
Climate Change Institute
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Maine
303 Bryand Global Science Building
City: Orono
Province or State: ME
Postal Code: 04469-5790
Country: United States
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Bertler, N., Mayewski, P.A., Alberto Aristarain, P.Barrett, S.Becagli, Ronaldo Torma Bernardo, Xiao Cunde, M.Curran, Qin Dahe, D.Dixon, Francisco Adolfo Ferron, H. Fischer, Markus Frey, M.Frezzotti, F. Fundel, Christophe Genthon, R.Gragani, G.Hamilton, M.Handley, Sungmin Hong, E.Isaksson, Ren Jiawen, Kokichi Kamiyama, Satoru Kanamori, Eija Karkas, L.Karlf, S.Kaspari, K.Kreutz, A.Kurbatov, ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-12-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-24
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