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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0509

Methane Concentrations from the WAIS Divide Ice Core (WDC06A), 60 to 11,300 ybp, Version 1

This data set contains a high-resolution history of atmospheric methane (CH4) concentrations in parts per billion (ppb) from approximately 60 to 11,300 years before present (ybp), obtained in 2010 from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide Ice Core WDC06A. Gas age is derived from the WDC06A-5 ice age scale.

Data are available via FTP as a Microsoft Excel file (.xlsx).

Geographic Coverage

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Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -79.46763, S: -79.46763, E: -112.086483, W: -112.086483

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 2010-01-01 to 2010-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Ice Core Records > Methane
Platform(s):
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Sensor(s): GAS CHROMATOGRAPHS
Data Format(s):
  • Microsoft Excel
Version:
V1
Data Contributor(s): Todd Sowers

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.

Sowers, T. A. 2012. Methane Concentrations from the WAIS Divide Ice Core (WDC06A), 60 to 11,300 ybp, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5J1013R. [Date Accessed].
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