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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:
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., 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)
  2. Bisiaux, M. M., R. Edwards, J. R. McConnell, M. R. Albert, H. Anschütz, T. A. Neumann, E. Isaksson, and J. E. Penner. 2012. Variability of Black Carbon Deposition to the East Antarctic Plateau, 1800-2000 AD, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12, 3799-3808, (doi:10.5194/acp-12-3799-2012)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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.
  10. Mekhaldi, F., Muscheler, R., Adolphi, F., Aldahan, A., Beer, J., McConnell, J.R., Possnert, G., Sigl, M., Svensson, A., Synal, H-A., Welten, K.C. and Woodruff, T.E. 2015. Multiradionuclide evidence for the solor origin of the cosmic-ray events of AD 774/5 and 993/4. Nature Communications, 6:8611. doi: 10.1038/ncomms9611. (doi:10.1038/ncomms9611)
  11. Sigl, M., McConnell, J.R., Layman, L., Maselli, O., McGwire, K., Pasteris, D., Dahl-Jensen, D., Steffensen, J.P., Vinther, B., Edwards, R., Mulvaney, R. and Kipfstuhl, S. 2013. A new bipolar ice core record of volcanism from WAIS Divide and NEEM and implications for climate forcing of the last 2000 years. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, p. 1151-1169. doi: 10.1029/2012JD018603. (doi:10.1029/2012JD018603)
  12. Fegyveresi, J.M., Alley, R.B., Spencer, M.K., Fitzpatrick, J.J., Steig, E.J., White, J.W.C., McConnell, J.R. and Taylor, K.C. 2011. Late-Holocene climate evolution at the WAIS Divide site, West Antarctica: bubble number-density estimates. Journal of Glaciology, 57(204), p. 629-638. doi: 10.3189/002214311797409677. (doi:10.3189/002214311797409677)
  13. Sigl, M., Winstrup, M., McConnell, J.R., Welten, K.C., Plunkett, G., Ludlow, F., Büntgen, U., Caffee, M., Chellman, N., Dahl-Jensen, D., Fischer, H., Kipfstuhl, S., Kostick, C., Maselli, O.J., Mekhaldi, F., Mulvaney, R., Muscheler, R., Pasteris, D.R., Pilcher, J.R., Salzer, M., Schüpbach, S., Steffensen, J.P., Vinther, B.M., Woodruff, T.E. 2015. Timing and climate forcing of volcanic eruptions for the past 2,500 years, Nature, p. 543-549. doi:10.1038/nature14565. (doi:10.1038/nature14565)
  14. 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)
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