Methane Isotopes from the WAIS Divide Ice Core, Version 1

Metadata Updated: May 2, 2019

This data set includes methane (CH4) isotope data from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide ice core, WDC05A, in Antarctica. The data include depth, gas age, and the isotopic composition of methane ([HTML_REMOVED]13C and [HTML_REMOVED]D of CH4). The ice core was collected during the 2005-2006 Antarctic field season. The CH4 isotope data was generated in 2008 using wet extraction methodology. Samples span the last 1,000 years, at a resolution of about 15 years. Data for samples above 69 meters were from firn air, and data below 69 meters from ice. The dating of the ice was based on continuous chemical analyses above 69 meters and Electrical Conductivity/Dielectric Property (ECM/DEP) measurements from ice. Dating uncertainty is estimated to be better than five years.

Data are available via FTP in Microsoft Excel (.xls) tab delimited format

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date May 2, 2019

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date May 2, 2019
Publisher National Snow and Ice Data Center
Unique Identifier C1386250495-NSIDCV0
Todd Sowers
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation Methane Isotopes from the WAIS Divide Ice Core, Version 1. Version 1. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Datagov Dedupe Retained 20190501230127
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Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Data First Published 2008-01-01
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Language en-US
Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2008-12-30
Program Code 026:001
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Temporal 2008-01-01T00:00:00Z/2008-12-30T23:59:59Z
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