Byrd

General Information

The Byrd deep ice core was drilled in 1968 by CRREL and originally stored in Buffalo, NY, and later transferred to NICL (now the NSF-ICF). The archived core is not continuous.

Data
Publications
  • Ahn J and Brook EJ (2008) Atmospheric CO2 and climate on millennial time scales during the last glacial period. Science 322 (5898), 83-85. doi:10.1126/science.1160832
  • Ahn J and Brook E (2007) Atmospheric CO2 and climate from 65 to 30 ka B.P. Geophysical Research Letters. 34, L10703. https://doi.org/10.1029/2007GL029551
  • Blunier T, Brook EJ (2001) Timing of millennial-scale climate change in Antarctica and Greenland during the last glacial period SCIENCE 291 (5501), 109-112, doi:10.1126/science.291.5501.109
  • Blunier T, Chappellaz J, Schwander J, Dällenbach A, Stauffer B, Stocker T, Raynaud D, Jouzel J, Clausen HB, Hammer CU, and Johnsen SJ (1998) Asynchrony of Antarctic and Greenland climate change during the last glacial period. Nature, 394, 739-743.
  • Chappellaz J, Blunier T, Kints S, Dällenbach A, Barnola J‐M, Schwander J, Raynaud D, and Stauffer B (1997) Changes in the atmospheric CH4 gradient between Greenland and Antarctica during the Holocene, J. Geophys. Res., 102( D13), 15987-15997, doi:10.1029/97JD01017.
  • Chylek P, Johnson B, Wu H (1992) Black carbon concentration in Byrd Station ice core - From 13,000 to 700 years before present. Annales Geophysicae (ISSN 0992-7689), 10(8), 625-629.
  • Craig H, Shoji H, Langway CC (1993) Nonequilibrium air clathrate hydrates in Antarctic ice: a paleopiezomdter for polar ice caps. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Dec 1993, 90 (23) 11416-11418, doi:10.1073/pnas.90.23.11416
  • Fireman EL, Norris TL (1982) Ages and composition of gas trapped in Allan Hills and Byrd core ice. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 60(3), 339-350. https://doi.org/10.1016/0012-821X(82)90072-3
  • Fireman EL (1986) Uranium-Series Study of Ice Near the Bottom of the Byrd Core. METEORITICS 21 (4): 362-362.
  • Flückiger J, Dällenbach A, Blunier T, Stauffer B, Stocker TF, Raynaud D, and Barnola J-M (1999) Variations in atmospheric N2O concentration during abrupt climatic changes. Science, 285, 227-230, doi:10.1126/science.285.5425.227
  • Kyle PR, Jezek PA (1978) Compositions of three tephra layers from the byrd station ice core, antarctica. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 4(3-4), 225-232. https://doi.org/10.1016/0377-0273(78)90014-8
  • Kyle PR, Jezek PA, Mosley-Thompson E, Thompson LG (1981) Tephra layers in the Byrd Station ice core and the Dome C ice core, Antarctica and their climatic importance. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 11(1), 29-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/0377-0273(81)90073-1
  • Langway CC, Osada K, Clausen HB, Hammer CU, Shoji H, and Mitani A (1994) New chemical stratigraphy over the last millennium for Byrd Station, Antarctica, Tellus B: Chemical and Physical Meteorology, 46:1, 40-51, doi:10.3402/tellusb.v46i1.15750
  • Neftel A, Oeschger H, Staffelbach T., et al. (1988) CO2 record in the Byrd ice core 50,000–5,000 years bp. Nature 331, 609–611. https://doi.org/10.1038/331609a0
  • Palais JM, and Legrand M (1985) Soluble impurities in the Byrd Station ice core, Antarctica: Their origin and sources, J. Geophys. Res., 90( C1), 1143-1154, doi:10.1029/JC090iC01p01143.
  • Palais JM, Kyle PR (1988) Chemical composition of ice containing tephra layers in the Byrd Station ice core, Antarctica. Quaternary Research, 30(3), 315-330. https://doi.org/10.1016/0033-5894(88)90007-5
  • Palais JM, Kyle PR, Mcintosh WC, Seward D (1988) Magmatic and phreatomagmatic volcanic activity at Mt. Takahe, West Antarctica, based on tephra layers in the Byrd ice core and field observations at Mt. Takahe. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 35(4), 295-317. https://doi.org/10.1016/0377-0273(88)90025-X
  • Pedro JB, Rasmussen SO, and van Ommen TD (2012) Tightened constraints on the time-lag between Antarctic temperature and CO2 during the last deglaciation. Clim. Past, 8, 1213-1221. https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-8-1213-2012
  • Pedro JB, van Ommen TD, Rasmussen SO, Morgan VI, Chappellaz J, Moy AD, Masson-Delmotte V, and Delmotte M (2011) The last deglaciation: timing the bipolar seesaw. Climate of the Past, 7, 671-683. https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-7-671-2011
  • Severinghaus JP, Beaudette R, Headly M, Taylor K, Brook EJ (2009)Oxygen-18 of O2 Records the Impact of Abrupt Climate Change on the Terrestrial Biosphere, Science 324, 1431-1434. doi: 10.1126/science.1169473
  • Thompson LG, Hamilton WL and Bull C (1975) Climatological implications of microparticle concentrations in the ice core from Byrd Station, Western Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology 14(72), 433-444. https://doi.org/10.3189/S0022143000021948