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Air sampling and analysis from Antarctic firn and ice
Entry ID: ASAC_1004

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Abstract: Air from the ice and firn (compressed snow) of the Antarctic ice sheet will be extracted and measured for atmospheric composition in the past. Gases of interest are greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide) and ozone depleting gases (CFCs, halons). The aim is to understand the budgets of these important atmospheric constituents.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -65.8   S: -66.8   E: 114.0   W: 111.0
Min Altitude: 500 M Max Altitude: 1300 M
Min Depth: 0 M Max Depth: 70 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Krummel, P., Ehteridge, D., Smith, A.M. and Lowe, D.
Dataset Title: Air sampling and analysis from Antarctic firn and ice
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2012-03-21
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1976-06-30
Stop Date: 1998-12-31
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 300 YBP
Paleo Stop Date: 2 YBP
Chrono Unit:
Access Constraints Data arising from this project is available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 131 kb
Distribution Format: EXCEL
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 9239 4568
Fax: +61 3 9239 4444
Email: paul.krummel at
Contact Address:
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
Private Bag #1
City: Aspendale
Province or State: Victoria
Postal Code: 3195
Country: Australia
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Etheridge, D. M. (1999), Air from firn provides more than 50 years of atmospheric information., Antarctic Global Change Research: Newsletter of the SCAR Global Change Programme, 4, 14,
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-10