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GPR/GPS surveys and analysis of a firn core from the Gawn Ice Piedmont Glacier to examine Holocene climate history
Entry ID: K049_1999_2008_NZ_11

Abstract: To understand the drivers and consequences of climate change on timescales important to humans, the paleoclimate of ice cores, the glacial system and local climate patterns were analysed from the Gawn Ice Piedmont Glacier. A GPR/GPS (8, 35, 200 and 500MHz) survey was carried out to provide an image of the internal layering of the glacier and the topography of the ice-rock interface beneath. A 13m firn core was recovered and analysed for oxygen and hydrogen isotope ratios, major cations, anions and methylsulfonates, trace elements and cations, dust concentration and mineralogy.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -80.1   S: -80.1   E: 159.28   W: 159.28
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 1221
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 13

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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-11-11
Stop Date: 2003-11-25
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Postal Code: 6140
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-06