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Ross Ice Drainage System (RIDS) Glaciochemical Analysis
Data DOI:
https://doi.org/10.7265/N5M906KG
Cite as
Mayewski, P. A. et al. (2005) "Ross Ice Drainage System (RIDS) Glaciochemical Analysis" U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) Data Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.7265/N5M906KG.
AMD - DIF Record(s)
Abstract
The Ross Ice Drainage System (RIDS) project provides a high-resolution record of atmospheric chemical deposition taken from several ice cores and snow pits located at sites within or immediately adjacent to the Ross Ice Drainage System. Three sites were visited during a 1995 traverse in inland West Antarctica. The traverse was 158 km, trending 26° from Byrd Surface Camp. The core from site A (78°44'S, 116°20'W) is 148 m deep, the core from site B (79°27.66'S, 118°02.68'W) is 60 m deep, and the core from site C (80°00.85'S, 119°33.73'W) is 60 m deep. Glaciochemical analysis focuses on the major ions deposited from the antarctic atmosphere, including Na (sodium), NH4 (ammonium), K (potassium), Mg (magnesium), Ca (calcium), Cl (chloride), NO3 (nitrate), and SO4 (sulfate). Chemical analysis also includes methanesulfonic acid (MSA) and nssSO4 (non-sea salt sulfate). The data are available by FTP in ASCII text format and Excel files.
Creator(s):
Mayewski, Paul A.; Kreutz, Karl; Twickler, Mark; Whitlow, Sallie; Meeker, Loren D.
Date Created:
2005-05-09
Repository:
USAP-DC (current) - NSIDC (original)
Spatial Extent(s)
West: -119.562, East: -119.562, South: -80.014, North: -80.014
West: -118.045, East: -118.045, South: -79.461, North: -79.461
West: -116.333, East: -116.333, South: -78.733, North: -78.733
Temporal Extent(s)
Start: 1995-01-01 - End: 1995-12-31
Award(s)
Version:
1
References
  1. Kreutz, K.J., P.A. Mayewski, L.D. Meeker, M.S. Twickler, and S.I. Whitlow. 2000. The effect of spatial and temporal accumulation rate variability in West Antarctica on soluble ion deposition. Geophysical Research Letters, 27(16):2517-2520. (doi:10.1029/2000GL011499)
  2. Kreutz, K.J., P.A. Mayewski, M.S. Twickler, and S.I. Whitlow. 1996. Ice core glaciochemical reconnaissance in inland West Antarctica. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 31(2):51-52.
  3. Kreutz, K. J. and P. A. Mayewski. 1999. Spatial variability of Antarctic surface snow glaciochemistry: Implications for paleoatmospheric circulation reconstructions. Antarctic Science 11(1):105-118: doi:10.1017/S0954102099000140. (doi:10.1017/S0954102099000140)
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Data Files
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RIDS95A.txt
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