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Ross Ice Drainage System (RIDS) Glaciochemical Analysis
Entry 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 ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -79.46   S: -79.46   E: -118.05   W: -118.05
  N: -80.01   S: -80.01   E: -119.56   W: -119.56
  N: -78.73   S: -78.73   E: -116.33   W: -116.33
Max Depth: 60 METERS

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
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 1506 A.D.
Paleo Stop Date: 1996 A.D.
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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