NSIDC-0266_1

Ross Ice Drainage System (RIDS) Glaciochemical Analysis, Version 1

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  • Abstract
    The Ross Ice Drainage System (RIDS) project provides a high-resolution record of atmospheric chemical deposition taken from several ice cores and snow pits located at sites within or immediately adjacent to the Ross Ice Drainage System. Three sites were visited during a 1995 traverse in inland West Antarctica. The traverse was 158 km, trending 26° from Byrd Surface Camp. The core from site A (78°44'S, 116°20'W) is 148 m deep, the core from site B (79°27.66'S, 118°02.68'W) is 60 m deep, and the core from site C (80°00.85'S, 119°33.73'W) is 60 m deep. Glaciochemical analysis focuses on the major ions deposited from the antarctic atmosphere, including Na (sodium), NH4 (ammonium), K (potassium), Mg (magnesium), Ca (calcium), Cl (chloride), NO3 (nitrate), and SO4 (sulfate). Chemical analysis also includes methanesulfonic acid (MSA) and nssSO4 (non-sea salt sulfate). The data are available by FTP in ASCII text format and Excel files.
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    Scientific Research

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Paleoclimate
    • Ice Core Records
    • Ions
    • Ammonium
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Paleoclimate
    • Ice Core Records
    • Ions
    • Calcium
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Paleoclimate
    • Ice Core Records
    • Ions
    • Chloride
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Paleoclimate
    • Ice Core Records
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Ice Depth/Thickness
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Ice Depth/Thickness
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Ice Sheets
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
    • Ice Sheets
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Paleoclimate
    • Ice Core Records
    • Ions
    • Magnesium
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Paleoclimate
    • Ice Core Records
    • Ions
    • Nitrate
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Paleoclimate
    • Ice Core Records
    • Nitrous Oxide
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Paleoclimate
    • Ice Core Records
    • Ions
    • Potassium
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Terrestrial Hydrosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Snow/Ice Chemistry
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Cryosphere
    • Snow/Ice
    • Snow/Ice Chemistry
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Paleoclimate
    • Ice Core Records
    • Ions
    • Sodium
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Paleoclimate
    • Ice Core Records
    • Ions
    • Sulfate

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  • In Situ Land-based Platforms
    GROUND STATIONS
    Instruments
    • CORING DEVICES
    • ION CHROMATOGRAPHS

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Temporal Keywords
  • Phanerozoic > Cenozoic > Quaternary > Holocene > Holocene

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN GEODETIC
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    • Continent
    • Antarctica

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    Paul Mayewski

    University of Maine
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    Karl Kreutz

    236 Sawyer Environmental Research Center
    Orono, ME 04469

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    Technical Contact
    Mark Twickler

    Morse Hall, Room 367
    University of New Hampshire
    39 College Road
    Durham, NH 03824

  • Sallie
    Technical Contact
    Sallie Whitlow

    Morse Hall, Room 356
    EOS - UNH
    39 College Road
    Durham, NH 03824

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    Loren Meeker

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    • Ross Ice Drainage System (RIDS) Glaciochemical Analysis, Version 1
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      Published by: National Snow and Ice Data Center