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Paleoclimate - Data Access

Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) measurements, Ellsworth Mountains, Weddell Sea embayment, 2005-2008
Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) measurements of cosmogenic isotopes from rock samples collected in the Ellsworth Mountains, 2005-2006. Pressed AMS targets will be analysed at SUERC (Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre) t...>>
Analyses of lake water samples from the Moutonnee, Ablation and Citadel Bastion Lakes, Antarctic Peninsula, 2001-2002
Isotopic analyses of Oxygen, Carbon and Deuterium were conducted on lake water samples collected from Moutonnee, Ablation and Citadel Bastion Lakes on Alexander Island. ...>>
Analyses of snow and ice samples from the Moutonnee, Ablation and Citadel Bastion Lakes, Antarctic Peninsula, 2001-2002
Snow and ice samples were taken from Moutonnee, Ablation and Citadel Bastion lakes on Alexander Island. Isotopic analyses of Oxygen, Carbon and Deuterium were conducted on the samples. ...>>
Analysis of fossil wood and leaves of Tertiary age collected from Seymour Island, Antarctica, 2001
Fossils from Palaeogene strata on Seymour Island, Antarctic Peninsula, were studied to determine the nature of vegetation response to the fundamental change from greenhouse to icehouse climates in Antarctica. Palaeoclimate data was derived ...>>
Analysis of snow/ice cores collected from Rothschild, Latady and Smyley Islands, Antarctica, 2006
The project was concerned with understanding how air mass origin and meteorology affect the mass accumulation of snow in areas of the Antarctic Peninsula, and how the atmosphere's properties are preserved in the snow. Ground truth measurem...>>
Argon-Argon dating, field data, and selected geochemical analysis data of rock samples from Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, 2000-2001
Dataset consists of Ar-Ar isotope dating, field data, and selected geochemical analysis of rock samples collected from Dronning Maud Land during the 2000-2001 field season. Igneous dykes and sills were collected in Dronning Maud Land dur...>>
BAS Geological Data - Overview
The British Antarctic Survey holds one of the most extensive collections of Antarctic rocks and fossils anywhere in the world. These are predominately from the Antarctic Peninsula region and Scotia Arc, although there is also important mat...>>
BAS Geological Data - Type and Figured Fossil Collection
The palaeontology collection at the British Antarctic Survey is a unique and internationally important collection of specimens sourced predominantly from the Antarctic Peninsula and Scotia Arc. The collection was started in the 1940s and co...>>
Geological station and sample field data plus processed geochemical data from rocks collected in eastern Ellsworth Land, Antarctica during the 2002/2003 field season
Examining the provenance of certain sedimentary rock sequences can potentially identify where sequences were originally deposited in relation to each other. Minerals found in sediments that are resistant to earth surface processes such as w...>>
Glacial geomorphological data from Ellsworth Mountains, Weddell Sea embayment, 2005-2008
Glacial geomorphological data from the Ellsworth Mountains. Satellite imagery and aerial photography, ground truthing, surveying and GPS traverses were used for geomorphological mapping. Additional photographic and weathering data were use...>>
Glacier flow vertical motion measurements, Antarctic Peninsula, 2005/07
At four sites on the Antarctic Peninsula during the 2004-2005 austral summer, ice cores were drilled to reveal the history of snowfall, and how the snow gets denser as it is crushed. Loggers designed to measure the compaction of snow were i...>>
Ice sheet model runs, Ellsworth Mountains, Weddell Sea embayment, 2005-2008
The 'GLIMMER' ice sheet model was used to simulate former ice sheet configurations in the Weddell Sea embayment, constrained against our new field data. ...>>
Powders, solutions and residues from rock samples collected in the Ellsworth Mountains, Weddell Sea embayment, 2006-2008
For each of the rock samples analysed in the lab, a (variable) number of laboratory stages are created, including sawing and crushing residues, pure quartz separates, chemical solutions, and AMS (Accelerator Mass Spectrometry) targets. ...>>
Raw geochemical analyses data (zircon analysis) from rocks collected in eastern Ellsworth Land, Antarctica during the 2002/2003 field season
A new technique that coupled SHRIMP U-Pb analyses with Laser ablation ICP isotope analyses for detrital zircons enabled the provenance of sediments from the English Coast region to be better assessed than had been previously possible. Such...>>
Rock samples collected from the Ellsworth Mountains, Weddell Sea embayment, 2005-2006
200+ erratic and bedrock samples were collected from 11 sites along a 350km transect. Rocks include erratic boulders bedrock and sediments from altitudinal transects: sampling consisted of hammer and chisel, petrol-powered rock saw (in a fe...>>
Rock samples collected in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, 2000-2001
Igneous dykes and sills were collected in Dronning Maud Land during the field season 2000-2001. The aim was to measure ages of volcanism during flood basalt events in Dronning Maud Land associated with the breakup of Gondwana. The style ...>>
Rock samples, rock powders and mineral seperates collected from eastern Ellsworth Land, Antarctica during the 2002/2003 field season
Despite the important tectonic and stratigraphic setting, rocks from the English Coast area remain largely unstudied, as the paucity of exposure has hindered detailed structural and sedimentological analysis. Samples were collected for zir...>>
Samples and analyses of sediment cores from Moutonnee, Ablation and Citadel Bastion Lakes, Antarctic Peninsula, 2001-2002
Sediment cores were collected from the 3 sites (approx. 6m from Moutonnee Valley, 2.5m from Ablation Valley and 5m from Citadel Bastion on Alexander Island). They were analysed for physical property data including: magnetic susceptibility, ...>>
Samples of fossil wood and leaves of Tertiary age collected from Seymour Island, Antarctica in 2001
During field work in 2001 over 1600 specimens were collected from four main fossil plant assemblages: the 'Nordenksjold flora' from the Cross Valley Formation of Late Palaeocene age; and 3 floras from La Meseta Formation i) Flora2 from th...>>
Sediment cores collected on RRS James Clark Ross cruise (JR104), Bellingshausen Sea, 2004
Sediments cores collected aboard the RRS James Clark Ross (JR104) in the Bellingshausen Sea, 2004. This work was carried out as part of the first systematic investigation of the former ice drainage basin in the southern Bellingshausen Se...>>
Sediment trap and delta data from the Moutonnee Lake, Antarctic Peninsula, 2001-2002
Sediment trap and delta samples were taken from Moutonnee Lake on Alexander Island during the 2001-2002 field season. Samples were analysed for grain size, Carbon and Nitrogen content and isotopic Carbon content. Delta samples were also ana...>>
Soil, rock and biological samples from the Moutonnee, Ablation and Citadel Bastion Lakes, Antarctic Peninsula, 2001-2002
The general reference data consists of soil, rock and biological samples. These were analysed for grain size, CHN and carbon isotopes. ...>>
Vibro and gravity sediment cores plus associated data collected from the Weddell Sea and Marguerite Bay during February and March 2002
A transect of cores was taken from shelf to deep sea west of the Antarctic Peninsula off Marguerite Bay using a 12 m RVS piston corer, box corer and BGS vibrocorer deployed from RSS James Clark Ross cruise JR71 (12 days sea-time in 2001-200...>>