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EPICA Dome C CH4 and N2O Data to 650KYrBP
Entry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_2005-078

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Abstract: The European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica Dome C ice core enables us to
extend existing records of atmospheric methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O)
back to 650,000 years before the present. A combined record of CH4 measured
along the Dome C and the Vostok ice cores demonstrates, within the resolution
of our measurements, that preindustrial concentrations over Antarctica have
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Description: Access to N2O EPICA data
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Caption:  CH4 time series
Description:  From: Spahni, et al. Atmospheric methane and nitrous oxide of the late
Pleistocene from Antarctic ice cores Science Vol. 310, Issue 5752, pp.
1317-1321, 25 November 2005.

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -75.06   S: -75.06   E: 123.21   W: 123.21
Max Altitude: 3233 M
Min Depth: 99 M Max Depth: 3059 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Spahni, R., et al
Dataset Title: EPICA Dome C CH4 and N2O Data to 650KYrBP
Dataset Release Date: November 2005
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: 2005-078
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
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Quality This work is a contribution to the European Project for Ice Coring in
Antarctica (EPICA), a joint ESF (European Science Foundation)/European
Commission (EC) scientific program, funded by the EC and by national
contributions from Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands,
Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. We acknowledge long-term
financial support by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss
Federal Office of Energy for both science and logistic contributions to EPICA
and to the University of Bern. Support was also provided by the French program
PNEDC (INSU-CNRS), and the EC project EPICA-MIS.
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Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Distribution Media: online ftp
Distribution Format: ascii
Fees: none
Contact Address:
Climate and Environmental Physics
Physics Institute
University of Bern
Sidlerstrasse 5
City: Bern
Postal Code: CH-3012
Country: Switzerland
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650 to 20 kyr BP:
Spahni, R., J. Chappellaz, T.F. Stocker, L. Loulergue, G. Hausammann, K.
Kawamura, J. Fluckiger, J. Schwander, D. Raynaud, V. Masson-Delmotte, and J. Jouzel. 2005. Atmospheric methane and nitrous oxide of the late Pleistocene from Antarctic ice cores. Science 310, 1317-1321, 2005.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-06-05