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Nitrate profiles in snow on sea-ice collected during SIPEX II
Entry ID: SIPEX_II_Nitrate

Abstract: This dataset contains measurements of nitrate in snow on the sea-ice. These vertical nitrate profiles were collected from snow pits that were dug at each ice station during the SIPEX II voyage in 2012. The snow depths range from 25-55 cm and snow samples were collected in 5 to 10 cm intervals from the snow surface to the top of the sea-ice. The snow was then melted and passed through a resin to collect the nitrate. The nitrate was then eluted with a strong NaCl solution and kept in bottles that were frozen at -20 degrees C. The samples were shipped frozen back to Seattle where they will be analysed using an ion chromatograph. The ion chromatograph outputs the data as text files.

At this stage, samples have been collected but not analysed so no data currently exists.
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  N: -63.5   S: -65.5   E: 122.0   W: 118.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Meiners, K., Warren, S.G. and Zatko, M.C.
Dataset Title: Nitrate profiles in snow on sea-ice collected during SIPEX II
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2016-08-29
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2012-09-14
Stop Date: 2012-11-04
Quality Our sampling techniques got better with each ice station, but at the first few ice stations there was a considerable amount of lint in our snow samples. The lint was likely from our gloves. The lint can be carefully removed from the filters once back in Seattle so our results will not be affected.

At Ice Stations 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7 we collected bags of snow on top of the sea ice with ... View entire text
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Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
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Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Phone: + 61 3 6226 7201
Email: klaus.meiners at
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Sea-ice Ecologist
Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC)
Private Bag 80
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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DIF Creation Date: 2013-01-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24