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High temporal resolution, continuous ice core measurements for WAIS Divide (WDC05A, WDC05Q)
Entry ID: mcconnell_0538427

Abstract: Nearly continuous, monthly averaged measurements of hydrogen peroxide, nitrate, liquid conductivity, and 12 elements (Na, Mg, Al, S, Ca, Mn, Fe, Rb, Sr, Ce, Pb, and U) for two intermediate depth ice cores collected at WAIS Divide in late 2005. Annual markers in the chemical records were identified (primarily hydrogen peroxide and the nssSulfur to Sodium ratio). Monthly depths in each year were ... View entire text
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Description: Overview URL for the U.S. WAIS Divide project

Description: NSF Award #0538427 Abstract
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 79.47   S: 79.46   E: 112.09   W: 112.12
Min Altitude: 1759

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Joseph R. McConnell
Dataset Title: continuous ice core chemistry in the WDC05A and WDC05Q ice cores from WAIS Divide, West Antarctica
Dataset Release Date: May 5, 2009
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1520-06-01
Stop Date: 2005-01-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
Access Constraints Contact Dr. Joe McConnell at
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
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Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Phone: 775-673-7348
Fax: 775-673-7363
Email: jmcconn at
Contact Address:
Desert Research Institute, 2215 Raggio Parkway
City: Reno
Province or State: NV
Postal Code: 89512
Country: USA
Banta, J.R., J.R. McConnell, M. Frey, and K. Taylor (2008) Spatial and temporal variability in snow accumulation at WAIS Divide over recent centuries, Journal of Geophysical Research 113, D23102, doi:10.1029/2008JD01235.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-07-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23