Taylor Dome Ice Core Oxygen Isotope DataEntry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_TAYLORO2
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.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Steig, E.J. et al.
Dataset Title: Taylor Dome Oxygen Isotope Data
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: WDC/PaleoclimatologyOnline Resource: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/icecore/antarctica/taylor/lo...
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Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: online ftp
Distribution Format: ascii
Email: steig at uw.edu
University of Washington Department of Earth and Space Sciences Box 35130 70 Johnson Hall
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195-1310
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