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Eight glacial cycles from an Antarctic ice core, from the European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica (EPICA)

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Abstract: The Antarctic Vostok ice core provided compelling evidence of the nature of
climate, and of climate feedbacks, over the past 420,000 years. Marine records
suggest that the amplitude of climate variability was smaller before that time,
but such records are often poorly resolved. Moreover, it is not possible to
infer the abundance of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere from marine records.
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Caption:  Measured parameters from the EPICA Dome C ice core, on an ice depth scale.
Description:  Measured parameters from the EPICA Dome C ice core, on an ice depth scale.
a, dD, averaged over 3.85-m sections. b, Grain radius, measured approximately
every 10 m. c, Dust concentration-below 787 m, there is one sample every 5.5 m;
above that, one sample every 1.5 m. d, Electrical data (as discussed in the
Methods), in 1-m averages. Termination V is marked by an arrow in a.
From Nature v.429, No. 6692, pp. 623-628, 10 June 2004.

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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -75.0   S: -75.0   E: 123.35   W: 123.35
Min Depth: 6.6 M Max Depth: 3140.5M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: EPICA Community Members
Dataset Title: Eight glacial cycles from an Antarctic ice core
Dataset Release Date: June 2004
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: WDC Paleoclimatology
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Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 804,000 yb
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
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Data Set Progress
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World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder Supplemental Info
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Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
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Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Distribution Media: online www
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Fees: none
EPICA community members. 2004. Eight glacial cycles from an Antarctic ice
core. Nature, Vol. 429, No 6992, pp.623-628, June 10, 2004.
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DIF Creation Date: 2004-11-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23