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Greenland Snow Pit and Core Stratigraphy (Analog and Digital Formats)
Entry ID: G10004

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Abstract: This data set is comprised of scientific field study notebooks from geologist Carl S. Benson describing his traverses of Greenland from 1952 to 1955. The notebooks contain data on Greenland snow accumulation, snow temperature, stratigrapy, ice sheet facies, and snow densification. Dr. Benson's notebooks also include a supplementary 1956 snow accumulation study done by the U.S. Air Force. The ... View entire text
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Description: Documentation
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 78.0   S: 69.0   E: -38.0   W: -69.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Benson, C. S.
Dataset Title: Greenland Snow Pit and Core Stratigraphy (Analog and Digital Formats)
Dataset Series Name: G10004
Dataset Release Date: 2013-01-30
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1911-01-01
Stop Date: 1981-12-31
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Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
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University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 2.8 GB
Distribution Format: PDF
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Benson, C.S. 1962. Stratigraphic Studies in the Snow and Firn of the Greenland Ice Sheet, CRREL Research Report 70. DeQuervain, A. and P. L. Mercanton. 1925. Resultats Scientifiques de l'Expedition Suisse au Groenland 1912- 1913, Meddelelser Om Gronland, Bd. 59, Nr. 5, p. 55-271. Hendrickson, K.N. 1955. "Mapping Program", in, Project Mint Julep Part I: Introduction, Narrative, and General ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2013-01-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18