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Iron, manganese and aluminium in East Antarctic snow and ice cores
Entry ID: trace_metals

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Abstract: Iron, manganese and aluminium concentrations have been determined in modern and ancient East Antarctic snow from sea-ice and continental sites. Modern snow samples were collected from sites in Prydz Bay, Dumont d'Urville sea, Ross Sea and Princess Elizabeth Land. Trace metal concentrations in ancient snow were determined form ice cores drilled from Law Dome, Wilkes Land. The ice cores analysed included DSS, DEO8-1 and BHC1.

This work was completed as part of ASAC project 827 (ASAC_827).
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -65.0   S: -76.0   E: 180.0   W: 75.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-09-21
Stop Date: 1998-03-31
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Quality Data has been published. Snow samples were collected using ultra-trace metal clean techniques. This included the use of clean-room apparel and identifying uncontaminated sites. All sampling ware were cleaned in acid bathes over several weeks. Samples were transported to Hobart frozen and thawed as required. Ice core samples were obtained from the Australian Antarctic Division ice core depository. ... View entire text
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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Distribution Format: Excel
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Fax: +61 3 6226 7650
Email: R.Edwards at
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IASOS University of Tasmania
City: Sandy Bay
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7005
Country: Australia
Edwards, R., and P. Sedwick (2001), Iron in East Antarctic snow: Implications for atmospheric iron deposition and algal production in Antarctic waters, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 20, 3907-3910, doi:doi:10.1029/2001GL012867

Edwards, R., P. Sedwick, Morgan V. and Boutron C. (2006), Iron in ice cores from Law Dome: A record of atmospheric iron deposition for maritime East Antarctica during the Holocene and Last Glacial Maximum, Geochemistry, Geophysics and Geosystems, 7, Q12Q01
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DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23