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Vostok Antarctic Ice Core Data for 420,000 years, from WDC Paleoclimatology
Entry ID: EARTH_LAND_NGDC_PALEO_VOSTOK1

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Summary
Abstract: The Vostok Ice Core Data is one of the primary Antarctic Paleoclimate Datasets.
It covers the time from the present back to 422,000 years before the present.
It is available from the World Data Center - Paleoclimatology). The Vostok
Ice Core Data consists of:

Methane:
Contains depth, age, and methane (CH4) concentration from
the Barnola et al. (1991) model and from Chappellaz et al. (1990).

Carbon Dioxide:
Contains depth, age, carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration from
Barnola et al., 1987, Chappellaz et al, 1990.

Dust Flux:
Contains depth, dust volume concentration (in 10-9cm3 of dust per g
of snow). Insoluble microparticles published in Nature paper (Petit et
al., 1990)

Dust Concentrations:
Contains dust volume concentration as published by Petit et
al. (1990) and Jouzel et al. (1993). Contains number of dust
particles larger than 0.8 m per g of ice and deuterium measurements.

Stable isotopes and temperature reconstructions:
Contains stable isotopes of hydrogen (deuterium), oxygen, nitrogen and
temperature reconstructions
from Jouzel et al. (1987, 1993, and 1996).

Sodium Concentrations:
Contains sodium ion concentrations from Legrand et al.(1988),down to
2080 m.

Oxygen Isotope:
d18o oxygen data published in Sowers et al.(1993) and Jouzel et
al.(1993).

Nitrous Oxide (N2O):
Trapped gas bubbles record the history of atmospheric N2O concentrations
plus d15N and18O in Sowers (2001).

In-situ 14C data:
14C concentrations in Vostok ice in Lal et al. (2001)

Timescales:
Different timescales used for interpretation of Vostok ice core records
reported in ky BP. See:

For more details on the data in each file see:
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/icecore/antarctica/vostok/vostok.html

NOTE: PLEASE CITE ORIGINAL REFERENCES WHEN USING THIS DATA!

Related URL
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Description: Vostok Ice Core data files at WDC Paleoclimatology


Link: GET DATA
Description: Vostok ice core data at LDEO/IRI


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Description: World Data Centers Ice Core Gateway


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Description: DODS Base URL to Vostok ice core data at LDEO/IRI


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Description: Vostok ice core stable isotope and temperature reconstruction data


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Description: Vostok ice core CO2 data


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Description: Vostok ice core methane (CH4) data


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Description: Vostok ice core nitrous oxide (N2O) data


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Description: Vostok ice core dust flux and dust concentrations data


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Description: Vostok ice core sodium (Na+) concentration data


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Description: Vostok in-situ C14 (Carbon-14) data


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Description: Vostok ice core depth and timescales data

Geographic Coverage
 N: -79.0 S: -79.0  E: -107.0  W: -107.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Petit J.R., et al.
Dataset Title: Vostok Ice Core Data for 420,000 Years
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDC Paleoclimatology Contribution #92-018
Dataset Release Date: 2001
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: Data Contribution Series #2001-076
Online Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/icecore/antarctica/vostok/vostok.html


Paleo_Temporal_Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 422,000 yb
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
Chrono Unit:

Chrono Unit:


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR > Antarctica


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >DUST/ASH/SMOKE    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >CARBON DIOXIDE    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >ICE CORE AIR BUBBLES    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >ISOTOPES    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >METHANE    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >NITROUS OXIDE    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >PARTICULATE MATTER    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS >VOLCANIC DEPOSITS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >PALEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTIONS >AIR TEMPERATURE RECONSTRUCTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >CARBON DIOXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >METHANE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]


Project
DODS >Distributed Oceanographic Data System    [Information]
IGBP >International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
PAGES >Past Global Changes, IGBP    [Information]
OPENDAP >Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol    [Information]


Keywords
ANTARCTICA
CARBON DIOXIDE
CH4
CLIMATE CHANGE
CO2
DEUTERIUM CONCENTRATIONS
CORE
DUST
ICE
ICE CAP
ICE CORE
ICE CORES
METHANE
OXYGEN ISOTOPES
PALEOCLIMATE
PALEOENVIRONMENT
PLEISTOCENE
QUATERNARY
SNOW
TEMPERATURE RECONSTRUCTIONS


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC


Data Center
Climate Data Library, International Research Institute for Climate Prediction, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://ingrid.ldeo.columbia.edu/
Dataset ID: VOSTOK

Data Center Personnel
Name: IRI/LDEO CLIMATE DATA LIBRARY HELP
Email: help at iri.columbia.edu

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, WWW
Distribution_Size: 415 KB
Distribution_Format: ASCII
Fees: None


Personnel
J. R. PETIT
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Laboratoire de Glaciologie et de
Geophysique de l'Environnement
Gif-su-Yvette Cedex
CNRS-CEA
Postal Code: 91198
Country: FRANCE


DOMINIQUE RAYNAUD
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 76-42-58-72
Contact Address:
Laboratoire de Glaciologie et
Geophysique de l''Environnement
54 Rue Molieres
City: St. Martin d'Heres Cedex
Postal Code: 38402
Country: FRANCE


N. I. BARKOV
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute
Beringa Street 38
City: St. Petersburg
Postal Code: 199226
Country: Russia


JEAN-MARC BARNOLA
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Laboratoire de Glaciologie et de
Geophysique de l''Environnement
City: Saint Martin d''Heres Cedex
Postal Code: 38402
Country: FRANCE


MICHAEL LESLIE BENDER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 609 258-2936
Fax: 609 258 0796
Email: bender at princeton.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Geosciences
Princeton University
M48 Guyot Hall
City: Princeton
Province or State: NJ
Postal Code: 08544
Country: USA


VLADIMIR M. KOTLYAKOV
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 7-095-121-8362
Email: kun at mikun.msk.su
Contact Address:
Russian Academy of Sciences
Institute of Geography
Staromonetny pereulok 29
City: Moscow
Postal Code: 109017
Country: Russia


CLAUDE LORIUS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Laboratoire de Glaciologie et de
Geophysique de l'Environnement
CNRS-CEA 91198
Gif-su-Yvette Cedex
Country: France


J. CHAPELLAZ
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Laboratoire de Glaciologie et de
Geophysique de l''Environnement
City: Saint Martin d''Heres Cedex
Postal Code: 38402
Country: France


JEAN JOUZEL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Institut Pierre Simon Laplace
Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement
CEA-CNRS 1572
CE Saclay
Orme des Merisiers
City: Gif-sur-Yvette
Postal Code: 91191
Country: France


Publications/References
Petit J.R., Jouzel J., Raynaud D., Barkov N.I., Barnola J.M., Basile
I., Bender M., Chappellaz J., Davis J., Delaygue G., Delmotte M.,
Kotlyakov V.M., Legrand M., Lipenkov V., Lorius C., Pepin L., Ritz C.,
Saltzman E., Stievenard M., 1999, Climate and Atmospheric History of
the Past 420,000 years from the Vostok Ice Core, Antarctica, Nature,
399, pp.429-436.

Barnola, J.M., Raynaud, D., Korotkevich, Y.S. & Lorius, C., 1987.
Vostok ice core provides 160,000-year record of atmospheric
CO2. Nature, 329, 408-414.

Barnola, J.M., Pimienta, P., Raynaud, D. & Korotkevich, Y.S., 1991.
CO2 climate relationship as deduced from the Vostok ice core: a
re-examination based on new measurements and on a re-evaluation of the
air dating. Tellus, 43B, 83-91.

Brook, E.J., Kurz, M.D., Curtice, J., and Cowburn, S., 2000,
Accretion of Interplantary Dust in Polar Ice,
Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 27, No. 19, p. 3145.

Chappellaz, J., Barnola, J.-M., Raynaud, D., Korotkevich, Y.S. &
Lorius, C. 1990. Ice-core record of atmospheric methane over the past
160,000 years. Nature, 345, 127-131.

Jouzel, J., C. Lorius, J. R. Petit, C. Genthon, N. I. Barkov,
V. M. Kotlyakov and V. M. Petrov, Vostok ice core: a continuous
isotope temperature record over the last climatic cycle (160,000
years), Nature, 329, 1987, 402-408.

Jouzel, J., N. I. Barkov, J. M. Barnola, M. Bender, J. Chappelaz,
C. Genthon, V. M. Kotlyakov, V. Lipenkov, C. Lorius, J. R. Petit,
D. Raynaud, G. Raisbeck, C. Ritz, T. Sowers, M. Stievenard, F. Yiou
and P. Yiou, Extending the Vostok ice-core record of paleoclimate to
the penultimate glacial period, Nature, 364, 1993, 407-412.

Jouzel, J., C. Waelbroeck, B. Malaiz, M. Bender, J. R. Petit,
N. I. Barkov, J. M. Barnola, T. King, V. M. Kotlyakov, V. Lipenkov,
C. Lorius, D. Raynaud, C. Ritz and T. Sowers, Climatic interpretation
of the recently extended Vostok ice records, Clim.Dyn., 12(8), 513-521.

C. Lorius, J. Jouzel, C. Ritz, L. Merlivat, N. I. Barkov,
Y. S. Korotkevitch and V. M. Kotlyakov, A 150,000-year climatic record
from Antarctic ice, Nature, 316, 1985, 591-596.

Petit, J.R., L. Mounier, J. Jouzel, Y. Korotkevitch, V. Kotlyakov and
C. Lorius, Paleoclimatological implications of the Vostok core dust
record, Nature, 343, 1990, 56-58.

Ritz, C. Un modele thermo-mecanique d'evolution pour le bassin
glaciaire Antarctique Vostok-Glacier Byrd: sensibilite aux valeurs des
parametres mal connus (Univ. de Grenoble, 1992).

Sowers, T., M. Bender, L. D. Labeyrie, J. Jouzel, D. Raynaud,
D. Martinson and Y. S. Korotkevich, 135 000 year Vostok - SPECMAP
common temporal framework., Paleoceanogr., 8, 1993, p. 737-766.

Waelbroeck, C., J. Jouzel, L. Labeyrie, C. Lorius, M. Labracherie,
M. Stievenard and N. I. Barkov, Comparing the Vostok ice deuterium
record and series from Southern Ocean core MD 88-770 over the last two
glacial-interglacial cycles, Clim. Dyn., 12, 1995, 113 - 123.

A bibliography of papers resulting from ice core studies and
derivative uses of these data would be extensive. One review
cites 345 ice core research papers:

P. D. Mackinnon, compiler, 'Ice Cores.' Glaciological Data,
May 1980, GD-8, 139 p.
( Available from World Data Center for Glaciology (Snow and Ice),
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado,
Boulder, Colorado 80309 )
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