Catchment geochemical analyses from Disko 1,2 & 4 lake catchments, Disko Island (West Greenland) collected in 2013


Plant, soil and algal rock scrape samples were taken in both April and August 2013 on Disko Island, West Greenland using a small trowel, placed into plastic bags, and subsequently transferred into glass vials for freeze drying, with samples powdered using a liquid nitrogen freezer mill and a pestle and mortar. Surface sediments were taken from the uppermost 0.5 cm interval of a HON-Kajak core from lakes Disko 1, 2, & 4. Samples were analysed for carbon isotopes (δ¹³C~org~) and C~org~/N ratios (including provision of TOC and N) using a Costech ECS4010 elemental analyser (EA) coupled to a VG Triple Trap and a VG Optima dual-inlet mass spectrometer (BGS, Keyworth). Analyses were completed as part of Mark A. Stevenson's PhD research while based at the University of Nottingham, UK (Stevenson, 2017, Samples are arranged here by broad specimen group for subsequent data exploration.Acknowledgements:Mark Stevenson gratefully acknowledges the receipt of a NERC/ESRC studentship (ES/J500100/1). We acknowledge grants IP-1393-1113 & IP-1516-1114 from the NERC Isotope Geosciences laboratory (NIGL) for the analysis of δ¹³Corg & C/N ratios on sediment, soil and plant samples. We thank Christopher Kendrick for technical support. Financial support for fieldwork was awarded via the INTERACT transnational access scheme (grant agreement No 262693) under the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme and UK RI NERC grant NE/K000276/1. Logistical support is acknowledged from University of Copenhagen Arktisk Station including Ole Stecher, Kjeld Mølgaard and Erik Wille.

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Creator Stevenson, Mark A; McGowan, Suzanne; Pearson, Emma J; Swann, George E A; Leng, Melanie J; Jones, Vivienne J; Bailey, Joseph J; Huang, Xianyu; Whiteford, Erika
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2021
Funding Reference Natural Environment Research Council, ES J500100 1; Natural Environment Research Council, NE K000276 1; NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory, Keyworth, IP 1393 1113; NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory, Keyworth, IP 1516 1114; Seventh Framework Programme, 262693
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 582 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-53.809W, 69.297S, -53.401E, 69.389N); Disko Island, West Greenland; Disko Bay, Greenland
Temporal Coverage Begin 2013-04-17T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2013-08-07T00:00:00Z