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Controls on Variations in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Nitrous Oxide During the Last 10,000 years
Entry ID: USAP-1443550_1

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The temperature of the earth is controlled, in part, by heat trapping gases that include carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. Despite their importance to climate, direct measurements of these gases in the atmosphere are limited to the last 50 years at best. Air trapped in ice cores extends those data back hundreds of millennia, and measurements of greenhouse gases in ice cores underpin ...

For nitrous oxide the work will improve on existing concentration records It will also develop measurement of the isotopomers of nitrous oxide and explore their utility for understanding aspects of the Holocene nitrous oxide budget. The primary goal is to determine if marine and/or terrestrial emissions of nitrous oxide change in response to changes in Holocene climate. A new Holocene isotopic record for carbon dioxide (stable carbon and oxygen isotopes), will improve the precision of existing records by a factor 5 and increase the temporal resolution. These data will be used to evaluate controversial hypotheses about why carbon dioxide concentrations changed in the Holocene and provide insight into millennial scale processes in the carbon cycle, which are not resolved by current isotopic data. A graduate student and post doc will receive advanced training during and the student and principle investigator will conduct outreach efforts targeted at local middle school students. The proposed work will also contribute to teaching efforts by the PI and to public lectures on climate and climate change. The results will be disseminated through publications, data archive, and the OSU Ice Core Lab web site. New analytical methods of wide utility will also be developed and documented.

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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Brook, Edward
Dataset Title: SPICEcore Holocene CO2 and N2O data
Dataset Publisher: USAP-DC
Version: 1
Online Resource: http://www.usap-dc.org/view/dataset/601197
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2015-04-01T00:00:00.000Z
Stop Date: 2018-03-31T23:59:59.999Z
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Data Center
United States Antarctic Program Data Center
Data Center URL: http://www.usap-dc.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: Data Manager
Email: info at usap-dc.org
Contact Address:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
Edward J. Brook
Email: brooke at geo.oregonstate.edu
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2019-08-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-08-12