Meharg, A.; Meharg, C.; Zhu, Y.; Li, G.

Elemental analysis of soil in the Ningbo watershed, China

Elemental analysis of 80 soil samples taken in the Ningbo Watershed, in the Zhangxi catchment, Eastern China. Variables measured include As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, P, Pb, and lead isotope ratios along with concentrations of Zn, Ca and K. Data was collected in March 2016 and analysed at Queens Belfast University. The data was collected and analysed as part of a NERC NSFC funded multi project research programme UK- China Critical Zone Observation Programme.

Publication date: 2019-09-02

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This dataset will be available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

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

You must cite: Meharg, A.; Meharg, C.; Zhu, Y.; Li, G. (2019). Elemental analysis of soil in the Ningbo watershed, China. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/9c2e8b85-48ab-48c9-b69d-dd676a5d086f

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2016-03-01    to    2016-03-31

Provenance & quality

80 soil samples, including 40 from cropland, 11 from orchards and 29 from forests, were collected in a typical peri-urban catchment. All soil samples were collected with a stainless hand auger and stored in snap-sealed polypropylene bags. Soil samples were dried in a Christ LD freeze dryer, sieved and milled (except for pH and soil texture determination) by hand to a fine powder in a mortar and pestle. The concentrations of As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Ni, P, Pb, and lead isotope ratios, were determined with the ICP-MS (Thermo Scientific iCAP Q) in direct solution acquisition mode using a Cetac ASX-520 Auto Sampler. The concentrations of Zn, Ca and K were determined with an X-ray fluorescence (Rigaku Nex CG bentchtop XRF).

Correspondence/contact details

Dennis, S.J.
Leeds University
 s.j.dennis@leeds.ac.uk

Authors

Meharg, A.
Queen’s University of Belfast
Meharg, C.
Queen’s University of Belfast
Zhu, Y.
Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Li, G.
Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Other contacts

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

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Environment
Keywords
China,  ICP-MS,  Ningbo,  Soil,  XRF
INSPIRE Theme
Soil
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/N007514/1&2
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
2019-09-02