The Dictionary of the Climate Debate (DCD)


Law Dome Ice Cores
Definition: A set of ice core proxies obtained at Law Dome, East Antarctica from 1987 to 1993.

According to NOAA, "The Law Dome site satisfies many of the desirable characteristics of an ideal ice core site for atmospheric CO2 reconstructions including negligible melting of the ice sheet surface, low concentrations of impurities, regular stratigraphic layering undisturbed at the surface by wind or at depth by ice flow, and high snow accumulation rate."

Notes:
1. If you want to download the ice-core data to, say, test your home-brewed climate model, click here.

2. Climate Audit had issues with the IPCC's use of the Law Dome data, click here to find out what they are.


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