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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0506

WAIS Divide Snowpit Chemical and Isotope Measurements, Antarctica, Version 1

This dataset includes major ion, trace element, microparticle and oxygen isotope (δ18O) data for a snowpit dug and sampled in December 2008 near the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide ice core site. The pit was dug approximately 4 km upwind from the drilling arch in the clean air sector of camp. Sampling was done using trace element clean techniques and all depths are in water equivalents.

Data are available via FTP in ASCII text (.txt) format.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage
  • N: -79.433333, S: -79.433333, E: -112.3, W: -112.3

Spatial Resolution Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2008
Temporal Resolution Not specified
Parameter(s)
  • Precipitation > Snow
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Density
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Chemistry
  • Water Quality/Water Chemistry > Water Trace Elements
Platform(s) FIELD INVESTIGATION, LABORATORY
Sensor(s) ION CHROMATOGRAPHS, PARTICLE DETECTORS
Data Format(s)
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Version V1
Data Contributor(s) Karl Kreutz, Bess Koffman

Data Citation

As a condition of using this data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Kreutz, K. and B. Koffman. 2011. WAIS Divide Snowpit Chemical and Isotope Measurements, Antarctica, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5SJ1HHN. [Date Accessed].
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