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2008 South Pole Firn Air Methane Isotopes
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Abstract: This project will involve the measurement of methane and other trace gases in firn air collected at South Pole, Antarctica. The analyses will include: methane isotopes, light non-methane hydrocarbons (ethane, propane, and n-butane), sulfur gases (OCS, CS2), and methyl halides (CH3Cl and CH3Br). The atmospheric burdens of these trace gases reflect changes in atmospheric OH, biomass burning, ... View entire text

Purpose: The project will involve two phases: 1) a field campaign at South Pole, Antarctica to drill two firn holes and fill a total of ~200 flasks from depths reaching 120 m, 2) analysis of firn air at University of California, Irvine, Penn State University, and several other collaborating laboratories. Atmospheric histories will be inferred from the measurements using a one dimensional ... View entire text
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Description: The firn air samples were collected in Dec. 2008/Jan. 2009 at Pole. Data supplied are the d13C of CH4 and the dD of CH4 as a function of depth
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Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-12-01
Stop Date: 2009-01-31
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Phone: 814-863-8093
Fax: 814-863-8724
Email: todd.sowers5 at, sowers at
Contact Address:
237 Deike Building, Dept. of Geosciences
Penn State University
City: University Park
Province or State: Pennsylvania
Postal Code: 16802
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-08-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-01

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