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Byrd Station Ice Core

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On January 29th, 1968, the first ice core to reach bedrock in Antarctica was drilled with a cable-suspended electromechanical rotary drill at Byrd Station (80 deg. 01 min. S, 119 deg. 31 min. W; elevation 1530 m a.s.l.). The vertical thickness of the ice was 2164 meters and more than 99 percent of the core was recovered. Cores were sought for investigations of the physical properties of the ice sheet, the nature of the ice-rock contact, and the composition of the underlying bedrock.
The data available here is mainly microparticle analysis data contributed by Lonnie Thompson (Byrd Polar Research Institute of the Ohio State University). References are available in the Byrd.readme file.
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