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Historical CO2 Records from the Law Dome DE08, DE08-2, and DSS Ice cores, CDIAC/Trends and WDC/Paleoclimatology

Abstract: The CO2 records presented here are derived from three ice cores obtained at Law Dome, East Antarctica from 1987 to 1993. The Law Dom site satisfies many of the desirable characteristics of an ideal ice core site for atmospheric CO2 reconstructions including negligible melting of the ice sheet surface, low concentrations of impurities, regular stratigraphic layering undisturbed at the surface by ... View entire text
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Description: Contents for Trends Online CO2 data sets
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.0   S: -66.0   E: 112.0   W: 112.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: D.M.Etheridge, L.P.Steele, R.L.Langenfelds, R.J. Francey, J.-M. Barnola, V.I.Morgan
Dataset Title: Historical CO2 records from the Law Dome DE08, DE08-2, and DSS ice cores
Dataset Series Name: Trends: A Compendium of Data on Global Change
Dataset Release Date: 1998
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, TN
Dataset Publisher: Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
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Dataset Originator/Creator: Etheridge, D.M., L.P. Steele, R.L. Langenfelds, R.J. Francey, J.-M. Barnola, and V.I. Morgan
Dataset Title: Law Dome Atmospheric CO2 Data
Dataset Release Date: 2001
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: Data Contribution Series #2001-083
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1006-01-01
Stop Date: 1978-12-31
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Etheridge, D.M., L.P. Steele, R.L. Langenfelds, R.J. Francey,
J.-M. Barnola, and V.I. Morgan. 1996. Natural and anthropogenic
changes in atmospheric CO2 over the last 1000 years from air in
Antarctic ice and firn. Journal of Geophysical Research 101:4115-4128.
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Originating Center
Data Center
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U. S. Department of Energy Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Fax: (865) 574-2232
Contact Address:
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O.. Box 2008
Province or State: TENNESSEE
Postal Code: 37831-6335
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: online, WWW, ftp
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: None
Contact Address:
Laboratoire de Glaciologie et de
Geophysique de l''Environnement
City: Saint Martin d''Heres Cedex
Postal Code: 38402
Country: FRANCE
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Etheridge, D.M., and C.W. Wookey. 1989. Ice core drilling at a high
accumulation area of Law Dome, Antarctica. 1987. In Ice Core Drilling,
edited by C. Rado and D. Beaudoing, pp. 86-96. Proceedings of the
Third International Workshop on Ice Core Drilling Technology,
Grenoble, France, October 10-14, 1988, CNRS, Grenoble.
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Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-10-23