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Ice Core Black Carbon records: Norwegian-United States Scientific Traverse 2007-2009
Entry ID: NUS_icecore_BC

Abstract: Six ice core records of refractory black carbon were developed from ice cores drilled during the Norwegian-U.S. Scientific Traverse of East Antarctica from 2007 to 2009. The ice cores were drilled in disparate regions of the high East Antarctic ice sheet, at different elevations and net snow accumulation rates. Quasi - annual rBC concentrations were log-normally distributed with annual geometric ... View entire text

Purpose: The purpose of the study was to investigate the spatial distribution of black carbon to the East Antarctic plateau and its relationship to climate and human activity.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -73.72   S: -82.82   E: 54.88   W: 7.98

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1850-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution Range: Annual Climatology
Data Center
Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: 7775 0564
Fax: +47 7775 0501
Email: stein at
Contact Address:
Norwegian Polar Institute (Norsk Polarinstitutt)
Polar Environmental Centre
City: Tromsø
Province or State: Troms
Postal Code: N-9296
Country: Norway
Phone: +61 08 92663458
Email: r.edwards at
Contact Address:
Curtin University, Imaging and Applied Physics, Kent st
City: Bentley
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 6102
Country: Australia
Bisiaux, M. M., Edwards, R., et al. (2011), Variability of black carbon deposition to the East Antarctic Plateau, AD 1800–2000, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 11, 31091–31114, doi:10.5194/acpd-11-31091-2011.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-03-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23