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Dome C Ice Core

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The Dome C Antarctica ice core is a 906 meter core that spans approximately 32,000 years. It was a thermally drilled core and was retrieved during the 1977-78 Antarctic field season as part of the International Antarctic Glaciological project. Dome C is located at 74 deg. 39 min. S; 124 deg. 10 min E. at an elevation of 3,240 meters. The mean annual air temperature at the site is -53.5 degrees C. The Dome C data set includes isotope and depth age data, plus CO2 and CH4 data published in 2001 by Monnin et al. An excellent reference for this core is:
C. Lorius, L. Merlivat, J. Jouzel, and M. Pourchet, 1979, A 30,000 yr isotope climatic record from Antarctic ice. Nature, Vol. 280: 644-648.

Download Data: EPICA Dome C Core Data
The European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica (EPICA) drilled two cores in the Dome Concordia region. Core EDC96, started in 1996, is 788 m length. Core EDC99, started in 1999, reached a depth of 3260 m, and an estimated ice age of 801,000 years. Cores EDC96 and EDC99 were drilled 10m apart, both are located at 75°06'S, 123°24'E.
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