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Microparticle, Conductivity, and Density Measurements from the WAIS Divide Deep Ice Core, Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0499


Summary
Abstract: This data set includes microparticle concentration, electrical conductivity, and density measurements from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide deep ice core, WDC06A. Microparticle concentration data are reported as total particles per ml of meltwater. Concentration was measured using a laser detector and the University of Maine WAIS Melt Monitor system. Conductivity is measured in micro-Siemens per cm (uS/cm). Density data were collected on 3 by 3 by 100 cm sticks from the WDC06A core, using the Maine Automated Density Gauge Experiment (MADGE). Density data span 0 to 160 m in depth, while the particle and conductivity measurements span the upper 577 m of the core.

Data are available via FTP in ASCII text format (.txt).

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -79.48278 S: -79.48278  E: -112.08833  W: -112.08833
 Max Depth: 160 METERS
 N: -79.48278 S: -79.48278  E: 112.08833  W: 112.08833
 Max Depth: 577 METERS

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Kreutz, K., B. Koffman, D. Breton, and G. S. Hamilton.
Dataset Title: Microparticle, Conductivity, and Density Measurements from the WAIS Divide Deep Ice Core, Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0499
Dataset Release Date: 2011-10-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource: http://www.usap-dc.org/view/dataset/609499


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-01-01
Stop Date: 2006-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Data Resolution
Vertical Resolution: 2 cm


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW/ICE CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW/ICE CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >IONS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >ISOTOPES    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >PARTICULATE MATTER    [Definition]


Platform
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]
LABORATORY    [Information]


Project
WAISCORES >West Antarctic Ice Sheet Cores    [Information]


Keywords
Antarctica
Ice Core
Ice Core Chemistry
Ice Core Data
Ice Cores
microparticles
WAIS
West Antarctica


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
UMAINE/CLIMATE



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: 23 MB
Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)


Publications/References
Breton, D. J., G. S. Hamilton, C. T. Hess. 2009. Design, Optimization and Calibration of an Automated Density Gauge for Firn and Ice Cores. Journal of Glaciology, 55(194): 1092-1100. www.igsoc.org/journal/55/194/t09J008.pdf.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-10-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23



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