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WAIS Divide ice core chemistry 2710 to 1300 m depth
Entry ID: ID_mcconnell_0839093

Abstract: A continuous analytical system was used to analyze longitudinal samples from the WAIS Divide (79 28 5S, 112 4 1W, 1759 m)deep ice core between 1300 and 2710 m depth corresponding to ~6000 to ~27000 years before present. Analytical instruments included two high-resolution Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Specrometers operating in parallel, a black carbon analyzer, and a number of spectrophotometers and fluorimeters. Analytes included a range of elements (e.g., Na,Mg,S,Ca,Sr,Ce)and chemical species (e.g., NH4, NO3-).

Purpose: Because of the high snow accumulation rates and large depth of the ice at WAIS Divide, continuous analyses of the WAIS Divide ice core offers the oppotunity to develop the highest time resolution record available from the Southern Hemisphere of aerosols and other parameters through the last deglaciation.
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Description: NSF Award #0839093
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -79.28   S: -79.28   E: 112.4   W: 112.4
Min Altitude: 1759 Max Altitude: 1759
Min Depth: 1300 Max Depth: 2710

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 27000
Paleo Stop Date: 6000
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Data Center
West Antarctic Ice Sheet Ice Core, University of New Hampshire Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: 603-862-0591
Email: jmsouney at
Contact Address:
Institute for the Study of Earth and Ocean Sciences
University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03264
Country: USA
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
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-11-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-08