edcTR Documentation

EPICA Dome C Ice Core 800KYr Temperature Estimates

Description

Temperature record, using Deuterium as a proxy, from the EPICA (European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica) Dome C ice core covering 0 to 800 kyr BP.

Usage

data(edcT)

Format

A data frame with 5788 observations on the following 5 variables.

Bag

Bag number

ztop

Top depth (m)

Age

Years before 1950

Deuterium

Deuterium dD data

dT

Temperature difference from the average of the last 1000 years ~ -54.5degC

Details

Temperature was estimated from the deuterium data, after making various corrections.

Source

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/icecore/antarctica/domec/domec_epica_data.html

References

Jouzel, J., et al. 2007. EPICA Dome C Ice Core 800KYr Deuterium Data and Temperature Estimates. IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology Data Contribution Series \# 2007-091. NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program, Boulder CO, USA.

Jouzel, J., et al. 2007. Orbital and Millennial Antarctic Climate Variability over the Past 800,000 Years. Science, Vol. 317, No. 5839, pp.793-797, 10 August 2007.

Examples

 data(edcT)