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Ice core paleoclimatology
Entry ID: ASAC_757

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Abstract: Prediction of future climate change requires knowledge of past changes. Polar snow forms an archive of environmental conditions that is accessible by drilling and analysing ice cores. This project uses ice core data to reconstruct records, including past temperature and atmospheric composition, to improve understanding of the climate system.

Report from the 2007/2008 season
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.65   S: -66.75   E: 112.85   W: 112.75

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: van Ommen, T.
Dataset Title: Ice core paleoclimatology
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-01-01
Stop Date: 2012-06-30
LABORATORY Ancillary Description
Quality Dates provided in temporal coverage are approximate only.

Taken from the 2007-2008 Progress Report:
Progress with analysis of portions of the mid-holocene trace chemistry has stalled with the premature departure of a PhD student in 2007. Also, the combined retirement of a Principal Research Scientist and the commencement of a new scientist has had some impact on progress through ... View entire text
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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
Phone: +61 3 6226 2981
Email: tas.van.ommen at
Contact Address:
Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC
University of Tasmania
Grosvenor St
City: Sandy Bay
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7005
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-10