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Snow-atmosphere Transfer Function for Reversibly Deposited Chemical Species in West Antarctica
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Bales, R., & McConnell, J. (2002) "Snow-atmosphere Transfer Function for Reversibly Deposited Chemical Species in West Antarctica" U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) Data Center. doi:
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This data set is part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Cores (WAISCORES) project, an NSF-funded project to understand the influence of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet on climate and sea level change. WAISCORES researchers acquired and analyzed snow pit and core samples from the Siple Dome, in the Siple Coast region, West Antarctica. This data set includes glaciochemical spatial variability data for six Siple Dome snow pits. Samples involved measuring hydrogen peroxide (H<sub>2</sub>O<sub>2</sub>) and formaldehyde (HCHO) in the air, snow, firn, and ice via suppressed ion chromatography. The data can be used to interpret changes in concentrations of these species recorded in ice cores. Data in this collection were obtained during two Antarctic field seasons in 1994 to 1995 and 1996 to 1997. Data are available via FTP in tab-delimited ASCII text (.dat, .txt) file format.
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Spatial Extent(s)
West: -149, East: -149, South: -81, North: -81
Temporal Extent(s)
Start: 1994-11-01 - End: 1995-02-28
Start: 1996-11-01 - End: 1997-02-28
  1. Kreutz, K. J., P. A. Mayewski, M. S. Twickler, S. I. Whitlow, J. W. C. White, C. A. Shuman, C. R. Raymond, H. Conway, and J. R. McConnell. 1999. Seasonal variations of glaciochemical, isotopic, and stratigraphic properties in Siple Dome, Antarctica surface snow. Annals of Glaciology 29:1-7. (doi:10.3189/172756499781821193)
  2. Hutterli, M. A., R. C. Bales, J. R. McConnell, and R. W. Stewart. 2002. HCHO in Antarctic Snow: Preservation in Ice Cores and Air-snow Exchange. Geophysical Research Letters 29(8), 1235. (doi:10.1029/2001GL014256)
  3. Hutterli, M. A., J. R. McConnell, G. Chen, R. C. Bales, D. D. Davis, and D. H. Lenschow. 2004. Formaldehyde and Hydrogen Peroxide in Air, Snow and Interstitial Air at South Pole. Atmospheric Environment 38:5439–5450: doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2004.06.003. (doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2004.06.003)
  4. McConnell, J. R. 1997. Investigation of the Atmosphere-snow Transfer Process for Hydrogen Peroxide. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona.
  5. McConnell, J. R. and R. C. Bales. 1998. Understanding Atmosphere-to-snow-to-firn Transfer of Hydrogen Peroxide at Siple Dome. Presented at the Chapman Conference on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, Orono, Maine.
  6. McConnell, J., R. Stewart, M. Hutterli and R. Bales. 1999. Modeling Reversible Atmosphere-to-snow Transfer and Preservation of Hydrogen Peroxide in Antarctica. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union A32-D12.
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