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Methane Concentrations from the WAIS Divide Ice Core (WDC06A), 60 to 11,300 ybp
Entry ID: NSIDC-0509

Abstract: This data set contains a high-resolution history of atmospheric methane (CH4) concentrations in parts per billion (ppb) from approximately 60 to 11,300 years before present (ybp), obtained in 2010 from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide Ice Core WDC06A. Gas age is derived from the WDC06A-5 ice age scale.

Data are available via FTP as a Microsoft Excel file (.xlsx).
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -79.47   S: -79.47   E: -112.09   W: -112.09
Min Depth: 91.48 METERS Max Depth: 1948.3 METERS

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Sowers, T. A.
Dataset Title: Methane Concentrations from the WAIS Divide Ice Core (WDC06A), 60 to 11,300 ybp
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0509
Dataset Release Date: 2012-04-19
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: 2010-01-01
Stop Date: 2010-12-31
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 11300
Paleo Stop Date: 60
Chrono Unit:
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Originating Center
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 52 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel
Sowers, T. 2010. Atmospheric Methane Isotope Records Covering the Holocene Period. Quaternary Science Reviews 29, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.05.023
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-04-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23