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Biogenic Sulfur in the Siple Dome Ice Core
Entry ID: NSIDC-0201

Abstract: This data set is a continuous, high-resolution record of biogenic sulfur (methanesulfonate, known as MSA and CH3SO3-) in the 1000 m deep Siple Dome A (SDMA) core, covering 100,000 to 20 years BP. The analysis was done on between August 2002 and November 2003 at the University of California, Irvine. Investigators used a mass spectrometer to measure methanesulfonate. Measurements are given as MSA concentration at various depths. Estimated age of the ice at each depth is also given. This project was a part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Cores (WAISCORES) project for deep ice coring in West Antarctica. WAISCORES is supported by the Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation (NSF).
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -81.7   S: -81.7   E: -148.8   W: -148.8

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Saltzman, E., I. Dioumaeva, and B. Finley.
Dataset Title: Biogenic Sulfur in the Siple Dome Ice Core
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0201
Dataset Release Date: 2004-03-09
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: 2002-09-01
Stop Date: 2003-11-30
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Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
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National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 200 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text
Phone: 1-949-824-3936
Fax: 1-949-824-3874
Email: esaltzma at
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Department of Earth System Science
University of California, Irvine
City: Irvine
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 92697-3100
Country: USA
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Nereson, N.A., C.F. Raymond, R.W. Jacobel, and E.D. Waddington. 2000. The accumulation pattern across Siple Dome, West Antarctica, inferred from radar-detected internal layers. Journal of Glaciology. 46(152), 75-87. Kreutz, K.J., Mayewski, P.A., Meeker, L.D., Twickler, M.S., and Whitlow, S.I. 1998. Continuous glaciochemical measurements on the Siple Dome deep ice core. Antarctic Journal of the U.S. 33(5). Gow, A.J. and H. Engelhardt. 2000. Preliminary analysis of ice cores from Siple Dome, West Antarctica. Physics of Ice Core Records, Hokkaido University Press, Sapporo, Japan.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05