Stable isotopes data from top 52 m from Altai core N2 (4100 m a.s.l.)


Pamir Fedchenko glacier firn core

Pamir 2016 ice cores, 39.39 N, 72.63E, 5478m a.s.l.


Aizen, V. B., Mayewski, P.A., Aizen, E., Joswiak, D., Kaspari, S., Surazakov, A., Grigholm, B., and Finaev, A., 2009, Stable isotope and chemical time series from Fedchenko Glacier firn core, Pamir, J. Glaciol. 55, 190, 275-291.

Rodda, C., Mayewski, P., Kurbatov, A., Aizen, V., Aizen, E., Handley, M., Korotkikh, E., Hoffmann, H., Bohleber, P., Takeuchi, N., Tsushima, A., Fujita, K., (2019). Evidence for an abrupt onset of the Little Ice Age and anthropogenic lead pollution from a 1,600 year ice core chemical record from the Pamir Mountains, Central Asia. (In review).

Rodda, C, Mayewski, P., Kurbatov, A., Aizen, E., Aizen, V., Korotkikh, E., Takeuchi, N., Fujita, K., Kawamura, K., Tsushima, A. (2019). Seasonal variability in a 1600 year-long ice core chemical record, Pamir Mountains, Central Asia. (In review).

Rongbuk, EVEREST

NOAA repository:

East Rongbuk Glacier - 1,000 Year Geochemical Data


IC data from top 70 m, core was collected in 2005.


Grigholm, B., Mayewski, P.A., Kang, S., Zhang, Y., Kaspari, S., Sneed, S. Zhang, Q., and Cong, Z., 2009, Atmospheric soluble dust records from a Tibetan ice core: Possible climate proxies and teleconnection with the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114(D20), D20118. Doi: 10.1029/2008JD011242.

Zhang, Y.L., Kang, S.C., Grigholm, B., Zhang, Y.J., Kaspari, S., Morgenstern, U., Ren, J.W., Qin, D.H., Mayewski, P.A., Zhang, Q.G., Cong, Z.Y., Sillanpaa. M, Schwikowki, M. and Chen, F., 2015, The 20th century warming preserved in a Mt. Geladaindong ice core, central Tibetan Plateau, Annals of Glaciology 71. DOI:

Zhang, Y., Kang, S., Zhang, Q., Grigholm, B., Kaspari, S., You, Q., Qin, D., Mayewski, P.A., Cong, Z., Huang, J., Sillanpaa, M., and Chen, F., 2015, A 500 year atmospheric dust deposition retrieved from a mT. Geladaindong ice core in the central Tibetan Plateau, Atmospheric Research 166, 1-9,

Grigholm, B., Mayewski, P.A., Kang, S., Zhang, Y., Morgenstern, U., Schwikowski, M., Kaspari, S., Aizen, V., Aizen, E., Takeuchi, N., Maasch, K., Birkel, S., Handley, M., and Sneed, S., 2015, 20th century dust lows and the weakening of the westerly winds over the Tibetan Plateau. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 2434-2441. DOI: 10.1002/2015GL063217.

Inilchek, Kyrgyzstan


Grigholm, B., Mayewski, P.A., Aizen, V., Kreutz, K., Aizen, E., Kang, S., K.A., Handley, M.J. and Sneed, S.B., (2017). A twentieth century major soluble ion record of dust and anthropogenic pollutants from Inilchek glacier, Tien Shan. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JD025407.

Grigholm, B., Mayewski, P.A., Aizen, V., Kreutz, K., Wake, C.P., Aizen, E., Kang, S., Maasch, K.A., Handley, M.J. and Sneed, S.B., (2016). Mid-twentieth century increases in anthropogenic Pb, Cd and Cu in central Asia set in hemispheric perspective using Tien Shan ice core. Atmospheric Environment, 131, 17–28, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.01.030

Sentik Glacier, Ladakh, Himalayas

Mayewski, P.A., Lyons, W.B., and Ahmad, N., 1983, Chemical composition of a high altitude fresh snowfall in the Ladakh Himalayas, Geophysical Research Letters 10(1): 105-108.
Lyons, W.B. and Mayewski, P.A., 1983, Nitrate plus nitrite concentrations in an Himalayan ice core, Geophysical Research Letters 10(12): 1160-1163.
Mayewski, P.A., Lyons, W.B., Smith, G., Ahmad, N. and Pourchet, M., 1984, Interpretation of the chemical and physical time-series retrieved from Sentik Glacier, Ladakh Himalaya, India, Journal of Glaciology 30(104): 66-76.
Goss, E., Mayewski, P.A. and Lyons, W.B., 1985, Examination of selected microparticles from the Sentik Glacier core, Ladakh, Himalayas, Journal of Glaciology 31(108): 196-197.

Mount Logan


Mount Hunter

Mt. Hunter plateau (62 ° 56' 21.73"N, 151° 5' 10.49"W, 3900 m a.s.l.) Raw stable isotope (del18O) data from Mt. Hunter DIC-2 ice core.


Devon Ice cap, Canada


Penny Ice Cap





Mayewski, P.A., Kurbatov, A., Grigholm, B., Potocki, M., Dixon, D., Casassa, G., Zamora, R. and Morrison, M., 2011, A new South American ice coring site – Tupungatito (The Garrand Andes Expedition), Climate Change Institute Borns Symposium Mini Paper,

Mayewski, P.A., Birkel, S., Maasch, K. and Kurbatov, A., 2013, Recent increase in wind speed and precipitation over the west coast of southern South America: cause and implications, Climate Change Institute Mini Paper, University of Maine,

Potocki, M. , Mayewski, P.A., Kurbatov, A.V., Dixon, D.A., Grigholm, B., Casassa, G., Zamora, R., Korotkikh, E., Handley, M., Introne, D. and Sneed, S., 2014, A new ice core from the Central Andes, (Tupungatito), Climate Change Institute Mini Paper, University of Maine,

Potocki, M., Mayewski, P.A., Kurbatov, A.V., Dixpn, D.A., Grigholm, B., Casassa, G., Zamora, R., Korotkikh, E., Handley, M. and Introne, D., 2015, Environmental records from Tupungatito ice core, Central Chilean Andes, Climate Change Institute Mini Paper, University of Maine.



Purdie, H., Mackintosh, A., Lawson, W., Anderson, B., Morgenstern, U., Chinn, T., and Mayewski, P.A., 2011, Interannual variability in net accumulation on Tasman Glacier and its relationship with climate, Global and Planetary Change, Vol 77, issues 3-4, 142-152. doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2011.04.004


Colle Gnifetti ice core (45.93° N, 7.88° E) datasets

CFA data




Sneed, Sharon B., Paul A. Mayewski, W.G. SAYRE, Michael J. Handley, Andrei V. Kurbatov, Kendrick C. Taylor, Pascal Bohleber, Dietmar Wagenbach, Tobias Erhardt, and Nicole E. Spaulding. 2015. “New LA-ICP-MS Cryocell and Calibration Technique for Sub-Millimeter Analysis of Ice Cores.” Journal of Glaciology 61 (226): 233–42."doi:10.3189/2015JoG14J139.

Spaulding, N.E., Bohleber, P., Sneed, S.B., Wagenbach, D., Mayewski, P.A. and McCormick, M., 2014, Combining novel ice core analysis with ancient historical records: first results from Colle Gnifetti ice core project, European Alps, Climate Change Institute Mini Paper, University of Maine.

Bohleber, P., T. Erhardt, N. E. Spaulding, H. Hoffmann, H. Fischer, and P. A. Mayewski (2017), Temperature and mineral dust variability recorded in two low accumulation Alpine ice cores over the last millennium, Clim. Past Discuss., 2017, 1–24.

More, A. F. et al. (2017), Next-generation ice core technology reveals true minimum natural levels of lead (Pb) in the atmosphere: Insights from the Black Death, GeoHealth, 1(4), 211–219, doi:10.1002/2017GH000064.

Spaulding et al., 2017. A New Multielement Method for LA-ICP-MS Data Acquisition from Glacier Ice Cores Environ. Sci. Technol., 2017, 51 (22), pp 13282–13287

Luongo et al., 2017. Possible Icelandic Tephra Found in European Colle Gnifetti Glacier Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (doi: 10.1002/2017GC007022)

See also:

Historical Data provided by the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard.