Ross Ice Drainage System (RIDS) Glaciochemical Analysis, Version 1

Metadata Updated: November 5, 2019

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.

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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 November 5, 2019

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date November 5, 2019
Publisher National Snow and Ice Data Center
Unique Identifier C1386204172-NSIDCV0
Maintainer
Paul Mayewski
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
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Citation Ross Ice Drainage System (RIDS) Glaciochemical Analysis, Version 1. Version 1. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, National Snow and Ice Data Center. https://doi.org/doi:10.7265/N5M906KG.
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Data First Published 1995-01-01
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Data Last Modified 1995-12-31
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