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Collaborative Research: Stable Isotopes of Ice in the Transition and Glacial Sections of the WAIS Divide Deep Ice Core (NSF Award Number 1043092)
Entry ID: WAIS_Divide_Isotope_Data


WAIS Divide Core 06A 68,000 years ago through 2000C.E.

Isotope Data from University of Washington (Eric Steig).

Data set of 0.25 to 1 meter averages of oxygen isotope data from the WAIS Divide ice core.

The full data set produced by Eric Steig, Andrew Schauer, Peter Neff Spruce Schoenemann, Bradley Markle, Rebecca Teel, Beth VanDen Heuvel,Kyle Samek at the University of ...

How to cite these data.

1) This full data set was published in the following paper:

WAIS Divide Project Members. Precise interpolar phasing of abrupt climate change during the last ice age. Nature, in press (2015).

Where possible, please also cite the following papers when using these data.

2) The most recent 2000 years of these data were first published in:

Steig, E.J. et al., Recent climate and ice-sheet changes in West Antarctica compared 
with the past 2000 years. Nature Geoscience 6: 372-375, doi:10.1038/ngeo1778 (2013).

3) The most recent 30000 years of these data were first published in:

WAIS Divide Project Members. Onset of deglacial warming in West Antarctica driven 
by local orbital forcing. Nature 500: 440-444, doi:10.1038/nature12376 (2013).

4) Development of the WD2014 timescale is described in:

Buizert, C. et al., The WAIS-Divide deep ice core WD2014 chronology -- Part 1: Methane 
synchronization (68-31 ka BP) and the gas age-ice age difference. Climate of the Past, 11: 153-173,
doi:10.5194/cp-11-153-2015 (2015).

All isotope data (d18O) in per mil, normalized to the IAEA VSMOW/SLAP scale.

See Schoenemann et al., doi:10.1002/rcm.6486 (2014), for discussion of isotope-ratio normalization methods.

Precision and accuracy <0.1 and <1 per mil for d18O and dD respectively.

All ages are given in years before 1950.0 C.E. (A.D.) on the WD2014 timescale.

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Description: NSF Award #1043092
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Eric Steig
Dataset Title: WAIS Divide Water Isotope-Ratio Data
Dataset Series Name: WDC06A Low Resolution
Version: Not provided
Other Citation Details: WAIS Divide Project Members, Precise interpolar phasing of abrupt climate change during the last ice age, Nature, in press, 2015
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 68 ka
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ka
Chrono Unit:
Data Set Progress
Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
Data Center URL: https://nsidc.org/data/agdc/

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 303-492-2378
Fax: 303-492-2468
Email: bauer at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
University of Colorado
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309
Country: USA
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Phone: 1-206-685-3715
Fax: 206-543-0411
Email: steig at uw.edu
Contact Address:
University of Washington
Department of Earth and Space Sciences
Box 35130
70 Johnson Hall
City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195-1310
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2014-12-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-04-21