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Annual Layers at Siple Dome, Antarctica, from Borehole Optical Stratigraphy, Version 1

Researchers gathered data on annual snow layers at Siple Dome, Antarctica, using borehole optical stratigraphy. This data set contains annual layer depths and firn optical brightness. The brightness log is a record of reflectivity of the firn, and peaks in brightness are interpreted to be fine-grained high-density winter snow, as part of the wind slab depth-hoar couplet.

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

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -81.66, S: -81.66, E: -148.82, W: -148.82

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 15 December 2000 to 15 November 2001
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Snow/Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
  • Snow/Ice
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Stratigraphy
Sensor(s): CAMERAS
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Edwin Waddington, Robert Hawley, Richard Alley, Kendrick Taylor

Data Citation

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

Waddington, E. D., R. L. Hawley, R. Alley, and K. C. Taylor. 2012. Annual Layers at Siple Dome, Antarctica, from Borehole Optical Stratigraphy, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5DB7ZRZ. [Date Accessed].
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