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Derivation of an age scale for the Law Dome core - ice cores taken between 1987 and 1993
Entry ID: DSS_age_scale

Abstract: Records of methane, and oxygen isotopes (ice and air) for Law Dome DSS (Dome Summit South) core through the last deglaciation (9000-19000 before present).

Data are obtained from the entire DSS core, collected between late 1987 and early 1993.

Data comprise air composition measurements (d18Oair (per mille) and methane composition (ppbv)) and water isotope data (per mille) from the Law Dome core ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.77   S: -66.77   E: 112.81   W: 112.81
Min Altitude: 1370 M Max Altitude: 1370 M
Min Depth: 1105.282 M Max Depth: 1133.622 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Morgan, V.
Dataset Title: Derivation of an age scale for the Law Dome core - ice cores taken between 1987 and 1993
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2003-06-06
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Division
Version: 1
Online Resource:
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-12-01
Stop Date: 2002-08-02
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 19000 YBP
Paleo Stop Date: 9000 YBP
Chrono Unit:
CORING DEVICES Ancillary Description
Quality Data have been published, and are considered good. Stop date provided in temporal coverage is the date of publication.
Access Constraints The dataset is available from the url's given below. The pdf document is available both on an external website, and as part of the download with the data itself.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at when using these data.
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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
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 290 kb
Distribution Format: csv, pdf
Fees: free
Contact Address:
Grosvenor St
Antarctic CRC, University of Tasmania
City: Sandy Bay
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7005
Country: Australia
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Vin Morgan, Marc Delmotte, Tas van Ommen, Jean Jouzel, Jerome Chappellaz, Suenor Woon, Valerie Masson-Delmotte and Dominique Raynaud (2002), Relative Timing of Deglacial Climate Events in Antarctica and Greenland, Science, 297, 1862-1864
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-06-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-10