Dataset Information
WAIS Divide Ice-Core Aerosol Records from 1.5 to 577 m
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Mcconnell, J. (2017) "WAIS Divide Ice-Core Aerosol Records from 1.5 to 577 m" U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) Data Center. doi: 10.15784/601009.
AMD - DIF Record(s)
A state-of-the-art continuous ice core analytical system was used to analyze samples from ~1.5 to ~577 m depth in the recently collected WAIS Divide deep ice core from West Antarctica. Interpretation of these records and publication of findings is ongoing.
Date Created:
USAP-DC (current)
Spatial Extent(s)
West: -112.1115, East: -112.1115, South: -79.481, North: -79.481
  1. Arienzo, M.M., J. R. McConnell, L. N. Murphy, N. Chellman, S. Das, S. Kipfstuhl (2016) Holocene black carbon in Antarctica paralleled insolation-driven South American climate, JGR-Atmospheres, in review. (doi:10.1002/2017JD026599)
  2. Bisiaux, M.M., R. Edwards, J.R. McConnell, M. Albert, H. Anschütz, T.A. Neumann, E.A. Isaksson, and J.E. Penner (2012) Variability of black carbon deposition to the East Antarctic Plateau, 1800-2000 AD, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 12, 3799-3808, doi:10.5194/acp-12-3799-2012. (doi:10.5194/acp-12-3799-2012)
  3. Bisiaux, M.M., R. Edwards, J.R. McConnell, M.A.J. Curran, T.D. Van Ommen, A.M. Smith, T.A. Neumann, D.R. Pasteris, J.E. Penner, and K. Taylor (2012) Changes in black carbon deposition to Antarctica from two high-resolution ice core records, 1850-2000 AD, 12, 4107-4115, Atmos. Chem. Phys. doi:10.5194/acp-12-4107-2012. (doi:10.5194/acp-12-4107-2012)
  4. Cole-Dai, J., D.G. Ferris, A.L. Lanciki, J. Savarino, and J.R. McConnell (2013) Two climate-impacting volcanic eruptions in the 1450s C.E. found in a bipolar, sub-annually dated 800-year ice core record, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 7459-7466. (doi:10.1002/jgrd.50587)
  5. Fegyveresi, J.M., R.B. Alley, M.K. Spencer, J.J. Fitzpatrick, E.J. Steig, J.W.C. White, J.R. McConnell, K.C. Taylor (2011), Late-Holocene climate evolution at the WAIS Divide site, West Antarctica: bubble number-density estimates, J. Glaciology, 57(204), p. 629-638. (doi:10.3189/002214311797409677)
  6. Lee, Y.H., J. -F. Lamarque, M. G. Flanner, C. Jiao, D. T. Shindell, T. Berntsen, M. M. Bisiaux, J. Cao, W. J. Collins, M. Curran, R. Edwards, G. Faluvegi, S. Ghan, L. W. Horowitz, J. R. McConnell, G. Myhre, T. Nagashima, V. Naik, S. T. Rumbold, R. B. Skeie, K. Sudo, T. Takemura, F. Thevenon (2013), Evaluation of preindustrial to present-day black carbon and its albedo forcing from ACCMIP (Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Model Intercomparison Project), Atmos. Chem. Phys.,13, 2607-2634, doi:10.5194/acp-13-2607-2013. (doi:10.5194/acp-13-2607-2013)
  7. Mekhaldi, F., R. Muscheler, F. Adolphi, A. Aldahan, J. Beer, J.R. McConnell, G. Possnert, M. Sigl, A. Svensson, H.-A. Synal, K.C. Welten, T.E. Woodruff (2015) Multi-radionuclide evidence for the solar origin of the cosmic-ray events of AD 774/5 and AD 993/4, Nature Communications, doi: 10.1038/ncomms9611. (doi:10.1038/ncomms9611)
  8. Sigl, M., J. R. McConnell, L. Layman, O. Maselli, K. McGwire, D. Pasteris, D. Dahl-Jensen, J.P. Steffensen , R. Edwards, R. Mulvaney (2013) A new bipolar ice core record of volcanism from WAIS Divide and NEEM and implications for climate forcing of the last 2000 years, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2012JD018603. (doi:10.1029/2012JD018603)
  9. Sigl, M., T. J. Fudge, M. Winstrup, J. Cole-Dai, D. Ferris, J. R. McConnell, K. C. Taylor, K. C. Welten, T. E. Woodruff, F. Adolphi, M. Bisiaux, E. J. Brook, C. Buizert, M. W. Caffee, N. W. Dunbar, R. Edwards, L. Geng, N. Iverson, B. Koffman, L. Layman, O. J. Maselli, K. McGwire, R. Muscheler, K. (2016) The WAIS Divide deep ice core WD2014 chronology - Part 2: Annual-layer counting (0-31 ka BP), Clim. Past, 12, 769-786, doi:10.5194/cp-12-769-2016. (doi:10.5194/cp-12-769-2016)
  10. Sigl, M., J.R. McConnell, M. Toohey, M. Curran, S.B. Das, R. Edwards, E. Isaksson, K. Kawamura, S. Kipfstuhl, K. Krüger, L. Layman, O. Maselli, Y. Motizuki, H. Motoyama, D. Pasteris, M. Severi (2014) Insights from Antarctica on volcanic forcing during the Common Era, Nat. Clim. Change, DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2293. (doi:10.1038/NCLIMATE2293)
  11. Sigl, M., M. Winstrup, J.R. McConnell, K.C. Welten, G. Plunkett, F. Ludlow, U. Büntgen, M. Caffee, N. Chellman, D. Dahl-Jensen, H. Fischer, S. Kipfstuhl, C. Kostick, O.J. Maselli, F. Mekhaldi, R. Mulvaney, R. Muscheler, D.R. Pasteris, J.R. Pilcher, M. Salzer, S. Schüpbach, J.P. Steffensen, B. Vinther, T.E. Woodruff (2014) Timing and global climate forcing of volcanic eruptions during the past 2,500 years, Nature, doi:10.1038/nature14565. (doi:10.1038/nature14565)
  12. Banta, J.R., J.R. McConnell, M. Frey, and K. Taylor (2008), Spatial and temporal variability in snow accumulation at WAIS Divide over recent centuries, J. Geophys. Res. 113, D23102, doi:10.1029/2008JD01235. (doi:10.1029/2008JD010235)
  13. Lamarque, J.-F., J. R. McConnell, D. T. Shindell, J. J. Orlando and G. S.Tyndall (2011), Understanding the drivers for the 20th century change of hydrogen peroxide in Antarctic ice-cores, Geophys. Res. Lett. , 38, L04810, doi:10.1029/2010GL045992. (doi:10.1029/2010GL045992)
  14. Mahowald, N.M., S. Kloster, S. Engelstaedter, J. K. Moore, S. Mukhopadhyay, J. R. McConnell, S. Albani, S.C. Doney, A. Bhattacharya, M.A.J. Curran, M.G. Flanner, F.M. Hoffman, D. M. Lawrence, K. Lindsay, P.A. Mayewski, J. Neff, D. Rothenberg, E. Thomas, P.E. Thornton, C.S. Zender (2010), Observed 20th century desert dust variability: Impact on climate and biogeochemistry, Atmos. Phys. Chem., 10, 10875-10893, (doi:10.5194/acpd-10-10875-2010)
  15. McConnell, J.R., O.J. Maselli, M. Sigl, P. Vallelonga, T. Neumann, H. Anschütz, R.C. Bales, M.A.J.Curran, S.B. Das, R. Edwards, S. Kipfstuhl, L. Layman, E. Thomas (2014) Industrial lead pollution beat Amundsen to the South Pole by 22 years and persists today, Sci. Rep. 4: 5848.
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