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Micrometeorites from the South Pole Water Well
Entry ID: NSIDC-0113_1

Abstract: Micrometeorites dated between 1100 A.D. to 1500 A.D. were collected from the bottom of the South Pole Water Well in December 1995. Element analyses of 181 cosmic glass spherule and micrometeorite samples are in ASCII text and Excel spreadsheet format. Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images of the spherules and micrometeorites are in TIFF format. Data are available via ftp.
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Description: Micrometeorites from the South Pole Water Well
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -90.0   S: -90.0   E: 0.0   W: 0.0
Min Depth: 90 METERS Max Depth: 105 METERS

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Taylor, S.
Dataset Title: Micrometeorites from the South Pole Water Well
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0113
Dataset Release Date: 2002-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-12-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31
Location Keywords
Data Set Progress
Data Center
United States Antarctic Program Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Email: info at
Contact Address:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
Contact Address:
Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Hanover, NH, USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-09