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WAIS Divide Snowpit Chemical and Isotope Measurements, Antarctica
Entry ID: NSIDC-0506

Abstract: This dataset includes major ion, trace element, microparticle and oxygen isotope (δ18O) data for a snowpit dug and sampled in December 2008 near the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide ice core site. The pit was dug approximately 4 km upwind from the drilling arch in the clean air sector of camp. Sampling was done using trace element clean techniques and all depths are in water equivalents.

Data are available via FTP in ASCII text (.txt) format.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -79.43   S: -79.43   E: -112.3   W: -112.3

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kreutz, K. and B. Koffman.
Dataset Title: WAIS Divide Snowpit Chemical and Isotope Measurements, Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0506
Dataset Release Date: 2011-11-15
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-01-01
Stop Date: 2008-12-31
Data Set Progress
Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 1-303-492-6199
Fax: 1-303-492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 12 KB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Phone: 1-207-581-3011
Email: karl.kreutz at
Contact Address:
236 Sawyer Environmental Research Center
City: Orono
Province or State: ME
Postal Code: 04469
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-11-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-04-26