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Isotope Data from the U.S.-Norway Antarctic Traverse
Entry ID: Steig_0963924

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Abstract: Ice cores and surface snow samples were collected from in overland traverses in East Antarctica: one from the Norwegian Troll Station to the United States South Pole Station in 2007-2008; and a return traverse starting at South Pole Station and ending at Troll Station by a different route in 2008-2009. This data set contains isotope data from the snow pits and cores, analyzed at the University of Washington.

Purpose: The project's goals were to investigate climate change in East Antarctica, with the goals of understanding climate variability in Dronning Maud Land of East Antarctica on time scales of years to centuries and determining the surface and net mass balance of the ice sheet in this sector to understand its impact on sea level.
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Description: This data set contains data from the publication Steig et al., Nature Geoscience, vol. 6, pages 372–375 (doi:10.1038/ngeo1778), which includes isotope data from the Norway-US traverse in East Antarctica.

Description: NSF Award # 0963924
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -90.0   E: 30.0   W: 30.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Eric Steig
Dataset Title: Isotope Data from the US-Norway Antarctic Traverse
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 2000 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
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Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: years
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Phone: 1-206-685-3715
Fax: 206-543-0411
Email: steig at
Contact Address:
University of Washington
Department of Earth and Space Sciences
Box 35130
70 Johnson Hall
City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195-1310
Country: USA
Steig, E. J. et al. Recent climate and ice-sheet changes in West Antarctica compared with the past 2,000 years. Nature Geosci 6, 372-375, doi:10.1038/ngeo1778 (2013).
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-05-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23