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Vostok - Isotope and Gas Data and Temperature Reconstruction

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Petit, J.R., J. Jouzel, D. Raynaud, N.I. Barkov, J.M. Barnola, I. Basile, M. Bender, J. Chappellaz, J. Davis, G. Delaygue, M. Delmotte, V.M. Kotlyakov, M. Legrand, V. Lipenkov, C. Lorius, L. P├ępin, C. Ritz, E. Saltzman, and M. Stievenard. 1999. Climate and atmospheric history of the past 420,000 years from the Vostok Ice Core, Antarctica. Nature 399:429-436.

Data Coverage North: -78.47 * South: -78.47
East: 106.8 * West: 106.8

Start Year: -420000 AD   End Year: 2000 AD

Data:     Please Cite Data Contributors!


Records of past temperature, precipitation, atmospheric trace gases, and other aspects of climate and environment derived from ice cores drilled on glaciers and ice caps around the world. Parameter keywords describe what was measured in this data set. Additional summary information can be found in the abstracts of papers listed in the data set citations.
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delta 18O PDB (per mille); Temperature; deuterium (per mille); Readme; methane concentration (parts per billion by volume); sodium ion concentration (micrograms/kilogram); age of gas (years before 1950); carbon dioxide concentration (parts per million by volume); particle concentration (number per milliliter)

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