Estop-Aragones, C. et al

Soil dates using radiocarbon in profiles from permafrost in subarctic Canada

This dataset consists of soil dates determined using radiocarbon in profiles from permafrost in subarctic Canada. Depth-specific soil core samples were dated using radiocarbon. Soil cores were sampled during early summer in 2013 and 2014. Each year soil cores were sampled from a peatland plateau, thawing features of the peatland plateau, unburnt and burnt black spruce forests, and additional sites in Yukon and Northwest Territories.

Publication date: 2016-02-05

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

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

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 radiocarbon in profiles from permafrost in subarctic Canada. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre.


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

Provenance & quality

Plant macrofossils were identified from the bulk soil using a microscope and picked for radiocarbon analysis. Samples were sent to the NERC Radiocarbon Facility in East Kilbride (UK) where they were analysed and given a publication code. Values of radiocarbon enrichment are expressed in percent modern carbon. Ages are reported as conventional radiocarbon age with years BP (before present, where present is defined as AD 1950).

Correspondence/contact details

Professor Mathew Williams
University of Edinburgh
School of GeoSciences, Crew Bldg


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.
Universit of Sheffield
Charman, D.J.
Exeter University
Williams, M.
University of Edinburgh
Hartley, I.P.
Exeter University

Other contacts

Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre


Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system


Topic categories
Burnt permafrost,  Canada Peatland plateau,  Soil radiocarbon,  Thawing peatland