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Black Carbon in Arctic Snow, Samples from Vestfonna, Svalbard - Kinnvika (Norway)
Entry ID: KV-BC-Spring2008

Abstract: Transport of atmospheric contaminants into the Arctic.
Black carbon data from snow samples across the Vestfonna ice cap, Svalbard.
Point data.

Data set organization
Excel file, organized by sampling site and date.

Methodology or analytical tools
The samples are transported and stored frozen. Samples are melted and filtered through quartz fibre ... View entire text
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Description: Change and variability of Arctic Systems Nordaustlandet, Svalbard - "Kinnvika"
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 80.2   S: 79.9   E: 21.3   W: 18.2
Min Altitude: 0 M Max Altitude: 610 M
Min Depth: 0.05 M Max Depth: 2 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Elisabeth Isaksson
Dataset Title: Black Carbon in Arctic Snow, Samples from Vestfonna, Svalbard [Kinnvika]
Dataset Series Name: KV-BC-Spring2008
Dataset Publisher: Norwegian Polar Institute
Version: 1
Data Presentation Form: Table
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-04-15
Stop Date: 2008-05-10
Data Resolution
Horizontal Resolution Range: Point Resolution
Temporal Resolution Range: Annual
PROBES Ancillary Description
Quality Potential problems:
Contamination due to use of snow scooters, carbon losses from melted sample to the walls of the container.

Quality control mechanisms:
Sampling upwind of any potential contamination source, samples are kept frozen for transport and storing.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: KV-BC-Spring2008

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +47 77750515
Fax: +47 77750501
Email: elisabeth.isaksson at
Contact Address:
Norwegian Polar Institute
Polar Environmental Centre
City: Tromsø
Province or State: Troms
Postal Code: N-9296
Country: Norway
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-01-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05