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WAIS Divide Ice-Core Aerosol Records from 1300 to 3404 m
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McConnell, J. (2017) "WAIS Divide Ice-Core Aerosol Records from 1300 to 3404 m" U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) Data Center. doi:
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A state-of-the-art continuous ice core analytical system was used to analyze ~3 cm by ~3 cm longitudinal samples from ~1300 to ~3404 m depth in the recently collected WAIS Divide deep ice core from West Antarctica. Interpretation of these records and publication of findings is ongoing.
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Spatial Extent(s)
West: -112.1115, East: -112.1115, South: -79.481, North: -79.481
  1. WAIS Divide Project Members, 2013, Onset of Deglacial Warming in West Antarctica Driven by Local Orbital Forcing, Nature, 500, 440-444. (doi:10.1038/nature12376)
  2. Arienzo, M. M., McConnell, J. R., Murphy, L. N., Chellman, N., Das, S., Kipfstuhl, S., and Mulvaney, R. ( 2017), Holocene black carbon in Antarctica paralleled Southern Hemisphere climate, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122, 6713– 6728 (doi:10.1002/2017JD026599)
  3. Jones, T.R., K. M. Cuffey, J. W. C. White, E. J. Steig, C. Buizert, B. R. Markle, J. R. McConnell, M. Sigl (2016). Water Isotope Diffusion in the WAIS Divide Ice Core During the Holocene and Last Glacial, J. Geophys. Res.: Earth Surface, doi:10.1002/2016JF003938. (doi:10.1002/2016JF003938)
  4. Buizert, C., K.M. Cuffey, J.P. Severinghaus, D. Baggenstos, T.J. Fudge, E.J. Steig, T.A. Sowers, E.J. Brook, R.H. Rhodes, H. Cheng, L.R. Edwards, M. Sigl, J.R. McConnell, and K.C. Taylor (2015). The WAIS Divide deep ice core WD2014 chronology - Part 1: Methane synchronization (68-31 ka BP) and the gas age-ice age difference, Clim. Past, 11, 153-173, doi:10.5194/cp-11-153-2015. (doi:10.5194/cp-11-153-2015)
  5. Fitzpatrick, J.J., D.E. Voight, J.M. Fegyveresi, N.T Stevens, M.K. Spencer, J. Cole-Dai, R.B. Alley, G. Jardine, E. Cravens, L. Wilen, T.J. Fudge, J.R. McConnell (2014). Physical Properties of the WAIS Divide Ice Core, J. Glaciol. 60(224), p 1181-1198. (doi:10.3189/2014JoG14J100)
  6. Sigl M, Fudge TJ, Winstrup M, Cole-Dai J, Ferris D, McConnell JR, Taylor KC, Welten KC, Woodruff TE, Adolphi F, Bisiaux M, Brook EJ, Buizert C, Caffee MW, Dunbar NW, Edwards R, Geng L, Iverson N, Koffman B, Layman L, Maselli OJ, McGwire K, Muscheler R, Nishiizumi K, Pasteris DR, Rhodes RH, Sowers TA. 2016. The WAIS Divide deep ice core WD2014 chronology -Part 2: Annual-layer counting (0.31 ka BP). Climate of the Past, 12, p. 769-786. doi: 10.5194/cp-12-769-2016. (doi:10.5194/cp-12-769-2016)
  7. Rhodes, R.H., Brook, E.J., Chiang, J.C.H., Blunier, T., Maselli, O.J., McConnell, J.R., Romanini, D. and Severinghaus, J.P. 2015. Enhanced tropical methane production in response to iceberg discharge in the North Atlantic. Science, 348(6238), p. 1016-1019. doi: 10.1126/science.1262005. (doi:10.1126/science.1262005)
  8. WAIS Divide Project Members. 2015. Precise interpolar phasing of abrupt climate change during the last ice age. Nature, 520, p. 661-665. doi:10.1038/nature14401. (doi:10.1038/nature14401)
  9. Marcott, S. A., Bauska, T. K., Buizert, C., Steig, E. J., Rosen, J. L., Cuffey, K. M., ... & Brook, E. J. Centennial-scale changes in the global carbon cycle during the last deglaciation. Nature, 514 (2014). (doi:10.1038/nature13799)
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