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Quelccaya Summit (Peru) Ice Core from WDC for Paleoclimatology

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Abstract: This data set is derived from the Quelccaya Summit Ice Core by
Drs. Lonnie Thompson and Ellen Mosley-Thompson of The Ohio State
University. The record was updated in May 1992 to extend the data
period to 1500 years.

The data are available at:

The data contained in the files 'Q83SUM.ALL' and 'Q83COR1.ALL'
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Description: Quelccaya data files at NOAA/NGDC
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -5.0   S: -17.0   E: -70.0   W: -80.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Thompson, L. and Mosley-Thompson, E.
Dataset Title: Quelccaya Ice Core Database
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDC-A for Paleoclimatology Data Contribution Series # 92-008
Dataset Release Date: 1992
Dataset Release Place: Booulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: NOAA/NGDC Paleoclimatology Program
Version: May 1992
Issue Identification: 92-008
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1983-01-01

Start Date: 0470-01-01
Stop Date: 1984-12-31
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 600 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
Chrono Unit:

Paleo Start Date: 600 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
Chrono Unit:

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Originating Center
Data Center
Climate Data Library, International Research Institute for Climate Prediction, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: Quelccaya

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (845) 680-4450
Fax: (845) 680-4864
Email: benno at
Contact Address:
Data Library Manager
International Research Institute for Climate Prediction
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964-8000
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: online - available via anonymous FTP
Distribution Format: ascii
Fees: none
Phone: (614) 292-6652
Fax: (614) 292-4697
Email: thompson.4 at
Contact Address:
Byrd Polar Research Center
Ohio State University
1090 Carmack Rd.
City: Columbus
Province or State: Ohio
Postal Code: 43210
Country: USA
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Thompson and Mosley-Thompson, One-half millenia of tropical climate
variability as recorded in the stratigraphy of the Quelccaya Ice Cap,
Peru, 1989, Geophysical Monograph 55, American Geophysical Union

Tropical Ice Core Paleoclimatic Records: Quelccaya Ice Cap, Peru,
A.D. 470 to 1984, The Ohio State University, Byrd Polar Research
Center, distributed by NCDC, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80303 USA.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05