Ross Ice Drainage System (RIDS) Glaciochemical AnalysisEntry ID: NSIDC-0266
Abstract: The Ross Ice Drainage System (RIDS) project provides a high-resolution record of atmospheric chemical deposition taken from several ice cores and snow pits located at sites within or immediately adjacent to the Ross Ice Drainage System. Three sites were visited during a 1995 traverse in inland West Antarctica. The traverse was 158 km, trending 26� from Byrd Surface Camp. The core from site A ... (78�44'S, 116�20'W) is 148 m deep, the core from site B (79�27.66'S, 118�02.68'W) is 60 m deep, and the core from site C (80�00.85'S, 119�33.73'W) is 60 m deep. Glaciochemical analysis focuses on the major ions deposited from the antarctic atmosphere, including Na (sodium), NH4 (ammonium), K (potassium), Mg (magnesium), Ca (calcium), Cl (chloride), NO3 (nitrate), and SO4 (sulfate). Chemical analysis also includes methanesulfonic acid (MSA) and nssSO4 (non-sea salt sulfate). The data are available by FTP in ASCII text format and Excel files.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Mayewski, P. A., K. Kreutz, M. Twickler, S. Whitlow, and L. D. Meeker.
Dataset Title: Ross Ice Drainage System (RIDS) Glaciochemical Analysis
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0266
Dataset Release Date: 2005-05-09
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Dataset DOI: doi:10.7265/N5M906KGOnline Resource: http://www.usap-dc.org/view/dataset/609266
Start Date: 1995-01-01Stop Date: 1995-12-31
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 1506 A.D.
Paleo Stop Date: 1996 A.D.
CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > ICE SHEETS
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW/ICE CHEMISTRY
PALEOCLIMATE > ICE CORE RECORDS
PALEOCLIMATE > ICE CORE RECORDS > IONS
PALEOCLIMATE > ICE CORE RECORDS > NITROUS OXIDE
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW/ICE CHEMISTRY
Access Constraints none
Use Constraints none
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Kreutz, K.J., P.A. Mayewski, L.D. Meeker, M.S. Twickler, and S.I. Whitlow. 2000. The effect of spatial and temporal accumulation rate variability in West Antarctica on soluble ion deposition. Geophysical Research Letters, 27(16):2517-2520.
Kreutz, K.J., and P.A. Mayewski. Spatial variability of Antarctic surface snow glaciochemistry: Implications for paleoatmospheric circulation reconstructions. Antarctic Science, 11(1):105-118.
Kreutz, K.J., P.A. Mayewski, M.S. Twickler, and S.I. Whitlow. 1996. Ice core glaciochemical reconnaissance in inland West Antarctica. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 31(2):51-52.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-05-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24