Skip to main content
USGS - science for a changing world

Continuous Ice Core Melter System with Discrete Sampling for Major Ion, Trace Element, and Stable Isotope Analyses

Dates

Year
2006

Citation

Osterberg, Erich C., Handley, Michael J., Sneed, Sharon B., Mayewski, Paul A., and Kreutz, Karl J., 2006, Continuous Ice Core Melter System with Discrete Sampling for Major Ion, Trace Element, and Stable Isotope Analyses: Environmental science & technology, v. 40, no. 10, p. 3355-3361.

Summary

We present a novel ice/firn core melter system that uses fraction collectors to collect discrete, high-resolution (32 trace elements by inductively coupled plasma sector field mass spectrometry (ICP-SMS), and stable oxygen and hydrogen isotopes by isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS). The new continuous melting with discrete sampling (CMDS) system preserves an archive of each sample, reduces the problem of incomplete particle dissolution in ICP-SMS samples, and provides more precise trace element data than previous ice melter models by using longer ICP-SMS scan times and washing the instrument between samples. CMDS detection limits are similar to or lower than those published for ice melter systems coupled directly to analytical [...]

Contacts

Tags

Categories
Types

Provenance

Data source
File Processing
File Process
Type
End Note
Reference Item
3397 record import test
Reference File
NWBLCC-20160406.xml

Additional Information

Identifiers

Type Scheme Key
DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1021/es052536w; 24 10.1021/es052536w
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 0013-936X

Citation Extension

journalEnvironmental science & technology
parts
typeNotes
value9105
typePages
value3355-3361
typeVolume
value40
typeNumber
value10
citationTypeJournal Article

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...