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Gases in Firn Air and Shallow Ice at the WAIS Drilling Site, Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0412

Abstract: This data set contains trace gas measurements of air extracted from ice core samples from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide A core (WAIS-D 05A). The WAIS A core was dry-drilled at the WAIS site during the 2005-2006 Antarctic field season. Data include trace gas species including ethane (C2H6), propane (C3H8), n-butane (n-C4H10), carbonyl sulfide (COS), carbon disulfide (CS2), methyl chloride (CH3Cl), methyl bromide (CH3Br), acetonitrile (CH3CN), and chlorofluorocarbon-12 (CFC-12), for 57 ice core samples. The data are available via FTP in Microsoft Excel (.xls) file format.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -79.47   S: -79.47   E: 112.09   W: 112.09

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Saltzman, E.
Dataset Title: Gases in Firn Air and Shallow Ice at the WAIS Drilling Site, Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0412
Dataset Release Date: 2009-07-30
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: 2006-11-01
Stop Date: 2007-02-01
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 40 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel
Aydin, M., M. B. Williams, C. Tatum, and E. S. Saltzman. 2008. Carbonyl Sulfide in Air Extracted from a South Pole Ice Core: a 2,000-Year Record. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 7533-7542.

Aydin, M., M. B. Williams, and E. S. Saltzman. 2007. Feasibility of Reconstructing Paleoatmospheric Records of Selected Alkanes, Methyl Halides, and Sulfur Gases from Greenland Ice Cores. J. Geophys. Res., 112, D07312, ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-07-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23