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Lead isotopes in snow and ice as an indicator of past changes to the Antarctic environment
Entry ID: ASAC_966

Abstract: From the abstracts of the referenced papers:

Techniques for Pb measurements have reached the stage where Antarctic ice with sub-picogram per gram concentrations can be reliably analysed for isotopic composition. Here, particular attention has been given to measuring the quantity of Pb added during the decontamination and sample storage stages of the sample preparation process because of their ... View entire text
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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: Lead isotopes in snow and ice as an indicator of past changes to the Antarctic environment
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2004-06-22
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-09-30
Stop Date: 1998-03-31
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 7500 YBP
Paleo Stop Date: 0 YBP
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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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DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23