Estop-Aragones, C. et al

Soil dates using 210Pb in profiles from permafrost in subarctic Canada

This dataset consists of soils dated using 210Pb in profiles from permafrost in subarctic Canada. Soil cores were sampled during early summer in 2013 and 2014 from peatland plateaus, thawing peatland plateaus, burnt and unburnt black spruce forests in Yukon and Northwest Territories. The upper part of the soil profile was dated using 210Pb to quantify recent carbon accumulation rates.

Publication date: 2016-02-05

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Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

Access and use conditions

This resource is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Estop-Aragones, C.; Fisher, J.P.; Cooper, M.A.; Thierry, A.; Treharne, R.; Murton, J.B.; Phoenix, G.K.; Charman, D.J.; Williams, M.; Hartley, I.P. (2016). Soil dates using 210Pb in profiles from permafrost in subarctic Canada. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/3b22fba5-8429-4fdc-849c-b4c248ea744d

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2013-06-15    to    2014-09-15

Provenance & quality

210Pb dating was used to date the upper part of the soil profile which was cut at intervals of 1 cm resolution. Samples were freeze dried and ground and the 210Pb activity was determined by alpha spectrometry following chemical extraction. Constant rate of supply models were used to assign ages in years to the soil. This data can be used to quantify recent carbon accumulation rates (refer to dataset of bulk density, carbon and nitrogen content).

Correspondence/contact details

Professor Mathew Williams
University of Edinburgh
Global Change Research Institute, Crew Building, Kings Buildings
Edinburgh
EH9 3JN
UK
mat.williams@ed.ac.uk

Authors

Estop-Aragones, C.
Exeter University
Fisher, J.P.
University of Sheffield
Cooper, M.A.
Exeter University
Thierry, A.
University of Edinburgh
Treharne, R.
University of Sheffield
Murton, J.B.
University of Sussex
Phoenix, G.K.
University of Sheffield
Charman, D.J.
Exeter University
Williams, M.
University of Edinburgh
Hartley, I.P.
Exeter University

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial reference system
WGS 84 longitude-latitude (CRS:84)

Tags

Topic categories
Environment
Keywords
Canada Fire,  Lead dating,  Peatland plateu,  Permafrost,  Thawing peatland