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An environmental record of lead isotopes over four centuries at Law Dome, Antarctica
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Abstract: Antarctic ice provides an archive of Earths atmospheric composition over time. It therefore records evidence of human impact on the atmosphere. Lead is a toxic element, whose isotopic fingerprint can also be used as a tracer. This project will investigate a 400 year Pb pollution record in ice from Law Dome.

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  N: -66.0   S: -66.0   E: 110.0   W: 110.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Rosman, K.
Dataset Title: An environmental record of lead isotopes over four centuries at Law Dome, Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2000-08-09
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-09-30
Stop Date: 2001-03-31
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 7500 YBP
Paleo Stop Date: 0 YBP
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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 Size: 5865 kb
Distribution Format: excel, pdf, word
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Phone: +61 8 9266 7542
Fax: +61 8 9266 2377
Email: k.rosman at
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Department of Applied Physics
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Curtin University
City: Perth
Province or State: Western Australia
Postal Code: 6845
Country: Australia
Vallelonga, P., Van de Velde, K., Candelone, J.P., Ly, C., Rosman, K.J.R., Boutron, C.F., Morgan, V.I., and Mackey, D.J. (2002), Recent advances in measurement of Pb isotopes in polar ice and snow at sub-picogram per gram concentrations using thermal ionisation mass spectrometry., Analytica Chimica Acta, 453, 1-12

Vallelonga, P., Van de Velde, K., Candelone, J.P., Morgan, V.I., Boutron, C.F. and Rosman, K.J.R. (2002), The lead pollution history of Law Dome, Antarctica, from isotopic measurements on ice cores: 1500 AD to 1989 AD., Earth Planet. Sci. Lett, 204, 291-306
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23