This data set includes measurements of snow and firn temperature and permeability collected between November 1998 and June 1999 at Siple Dome. The physical characteristics of snow determine the nature of air-snow exchange processes, which in turn affect chemical records in ice cores. Thus a better understanding of the physical properties of snow will improve interpretation of ice core records of atmospheric composition. Data are available via ftp in both ASCII and Excel formats.
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Data Set Citation
M. R. Albert
Snow and Firn Temperature and Permeability Measurements from Siple Dome, Antarctica
Dataset Release Date:
Dataset Release Place:
Boulder, CO U.S.A.
National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Users of permeability measurements should cite: Albert, M.R., E.F. Shultz, F.E. Perron. 2000. Snow and firn permeability at Siple Dome, Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology. 31: 353-356. The snow temperature has not been published as of the time the data were submitted; please contact Mary Albert for updates on citation.