Whiteford E.J. et al

Palaeolimnological data from 5 Arctic lakes in Greenland, Alaska and Norway [Lakes and Arctic Carbon]

This dataset contains palaeolimnological data from sediment cores taken from 5 Arctic lakes. Two lakes located in Alaska were cored in July 2013, one lake located in Greenland was cored in April 2013, and two lakes located in Norway were cored in March 2014. The data includes macrofossil, chironomids and Cladocera analysis at 2 cm resolution; and loss on ignition, diatoms, biogenic silica, nitrogen and carbon isotopes, algal photosynthetic pigments and pollen analyses at 1 cm resolution. All cores were subject to X-Ray Fluorescence scanning analysis at 200 or 400 micrometer resolution before subsampling. The data were collected as part of the Lakes and Arctic Carbon project, funded under NERC's Arctic Research Programme.

Publication date: 2016-04-01

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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: Whiteford E.J.; Hopla E.; Solovieva N.; Swales J.; Turner S.; van Hardenbroek M.; Wiik E.; Edwards M.E.; Jones V.J.; Langdon P.G.; McGowan S.; Anderson N.J. (2016). Palaeolimnological data from 5 Arctic lakes in Greenland, Alaska and Norway [Lakes and Arctic Carbon]. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/e48aa7ca-e8af-482a-bebd-45291de9584f


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Study area
Temporal extent
2013-04-28    to    2014-03-14

Provenance & quality

As data is generated, checks are made to ensure values are above limits of detection. Calculations from any applied equations are checked for errors before data is accepted. Values are checked against data from previous samples taken at the same locations.

Correspondence/contact details

Whiteford, E.
University of Loughborough


Whiteford E.J.
Loughborough University
Hopla E.
University of Southampton
Solovieva N.
University College London
Swales J.
University of Nottingham
Turner S.
University College London
van Hardenbroek M.
University of Southampton
Wiik E.
University of Regina
Edwards M.E.
University of Southampton
Jones V.J.
University College London
Langdon P.G.
University of Southampton
McGowan S.
University of Nottingham
Anderson N.J.
Loughborough University

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Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre


Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84 longitude-latitude (CRS:84)


Topic categories
Inland Waters
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Alaska,  Arctic,  biogenic silica,  carbon-13,  Chironomids,  Cladocerans,  diatoms,  Greenland,  loss on ignition,  macrofossils,  nitrogen-15,  Norway,  photosynthetic pigments,  pollen,  X-Ray Fluorescence