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WAIS Divide Ice-Core Aerosol Records from Intermediate Core WDC05A
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McConnell, J. (2017) "WAIS Divide Ice-Core Aerosol Records from Intermediate Core WDC05A" 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 samples from the firn portion (0 to ~70 m depth) of the recently collected intermediate core WDC05A from West Antarctica. Interpretation of these records and publication of findings is ongoing.
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USAP-DC (current)
Spatial Extent(s)
West: -112.1115, East: -112.1115, South: -79.481, North: -79.481
  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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.
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  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. Ahn, J., Brook, E.J., Mitchell, L., Rosen, J., McConnell, J.R., Taylor, K., Etheridge, D. and Rubino, M. 2012. Atmospheric CO2 over the last 1000 years: A high-resolution record from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide ice core. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 26(GB2027). doi: 10.1029/2011GB004247. (doi:10.1029/2011GB004247)
  8. Mitchell, L.E., Brook, E.J., Sowers, T. and McConnell, J.R. 2011. Multidecadal variability of atmospheric methane, 1000-1800 C.E. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116(G02007). doi: 10.1029/2010JG001441. (doi:10.1029/2010JG001441)
  9. Kunasek, S.A., Alexander, B., Steig, E.J., Sofen, E.D., Jackson, T.L., Thiemens, M.H., McConnell, J.R., Gleason, D.J. and Amos, H.M. 2010. Sulfate sources and oxidation chemistry over the past 230 years from sulfur and oxygen isotopes of sulfate in a West Antarctic ice core. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115(D18313). doi: 10.1029/2010JD013846. (doi:10.1029/2010JD013846)
  10. Mischler, J.A., Sowers, T.A., Alley, R.B., Battle, M., McConnell, J.R., Mitchell, L., Popp, T., Sofen, E. and Spencer, M.K. 2009. Carbon and hydrogen isotopic composition of methane over the last 1000 years. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 23(GB4024). doi: 10.1029/2009GB003460. (doi:10.1029/2009GB003460)
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