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Taylor Dome Ice Core Oxygen Isotope Data
Entry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_TAYLORO2

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Summary
Abstract: This data set consists of 0.5 to 1 meter and 0.2 meter resolution oxygen
isotope data from the Taylor Dome (Antarctica) Ice Core.

The delta 18O values were determined at the Quaternary Isotope Laboratory (M.
Stuiver, Box 351360, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195, USA). The time
scale (st9507) was estimated from a correlation of delta 18O with the Vostok
delta D record (Grootes et al. 1994; Steig, 1996).

Between 0-340m the samples measured were of 1m cuts taken in the field. Each 1m
core section was slabbed to provide a surface for ECM measurement; a thin
slice was removed uniformly along the length for isotope analysis. From 340m to
the bottom, sampling was done at the National Ice Core Lab at 0.5m lengths.
Note that these core sections were shipped intact to NICL; they were not
processed in the field.

Two different timescales are available and are provided along with the oxygen
isotope data: st9507 for the low-resolution data, st9810 for the
high-resolution data. The st9810 timescale is the more recent and accurate and,
in general, should be used in preference to st9507. Note that ages are in ka,
nominally referenced to 1950.00 A.D. = 0 ka.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: ftp access to 0.5 to 1 m resolution oxygen isotope data


Link: GET DATA
Description: ftp access to 0.2 m resolution oxygen isotope data


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Access to Taylor Dome Ice Core data from the WDC/Paleoclimatology

Geographic Coverage
 N: -77.8 S: -77.8  E: 158.7  W: 158.7

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Steig, E.J. et al.
Dataset Title: Taylor Dome Oxygen Isotope Data
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: WDC/Paleoclimatology
Online Resource: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/icecore/antarctica/taylor/lo...


Paleo_Temporal_Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 20 ka
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ka
Chrono Unit:
Chrono Unit:


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >ISOTOPES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Keywords
stable isotopes
oxygen isotopes
Taylor Dome
d18O


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
NOAA/NCDC Code E/GCx3
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: online ftp
Distribution_Format: ascii
Fees: none


Personnel
ERIC J. STEIG
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1-206-685-3715
Fax: 206-543-0411
Email: steig at uw.edu
Contact Address:
University of Washington
Department of Earth and Space Sciences
Box 35130
70 Johnson Hall
City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195-1310
Country: USA


Publications/References
Grootes P.M, Steig E.J, Stuiver M., Waddington E.D, Morse D.L. 1999. GISP2 - Taylor Dome oxygen isotope ratios. Quat. Res. (in review).

Grootes, P.M., Steig, E. J., and Stuiver, M., 1994: The oxygen isotope record from Taylor Dome, Antarctica. EOS Transactions, 76: S176.

Steig E.J. 1996. Beryllium-10 in the Taylor Dome ice core: applications to
Antarctic glaciology and paleoclimatology. Ph.D. Thesis, University of
Washington (Seattle, Washington).
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-07-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-06-05



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