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Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, Ice Core, 1991 and 1992
Entry ID: NSIDC-0089

Abstract: Major ion concentration values (Na, Mg, Ca, Cl, NO3, SO4, MSA) were analyzed from a 20-meter ice core drilled in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica (location - 65 01' East, 75 00' South, elevation - 2,900 m a.s.l.). The core was drilled during the austral summer 1991-1992. Major ion analysis was by ion chromatography. The anions were analyzed on a Dionex AS4A column; the cations on a Dionex CS12 column and MSA on a Dionex AS4 column. All used suppressed chromatography. Using established protocols to prevent contamination, the core was processed into 3-centimeter pieces by the Glacier Research Group at the University of New Hampshire's Climate Change Research Center. The 3-cm pieces were kept frozen until major ion analysis.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -75.0   S: -75.0   E: 65.0   W: 65.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Sallie Whitlow and Paul Mayewski
Dataset Title: Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, Ice Core, 1991 and 1992
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0089
Dataset Release Date: 1999-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-11-01
Stop Date: 1992-01-31
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University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Phone: 1-603-862-4129
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Morse Hall, Room 356
39 College Road
City: Durham
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA
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Isaksson, E. 1994. Climate records from shallow firn cores, Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. Department of Physical Geography, Doctoral Dissertation, Stockholm University. Isaksson, E., W. Karlen, N. Gundestrup, P. Mayewski, S. Whitlow and M. Twickler. 1996. A century of accumulation and temperature changes in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. J. Geophys. Res. 101:7,085-7,094.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-11-23