(Table) Bacterial counts and Fe, Mn and SO4 content in sediments and pore waters of two cores from Lake Baikal, supplement to: Granina, L Z; Zakharova, Yu P; Parfenova, V V (2011): Biogenic Fe and Mn accumulation in the bottom sediments of Lake Baikal. Geochemistry International, 49(11), 1154-1160


Sediments at the bottom of Lake Baikal are mostly oxidized at their surface, and the oxidized sedimentary deposits are enriched in Fe and Mn hydroxides. The thickness of the oxidized zone of the pelagic sediments averages at 5 cm and locally reaches 10-15, occasionally exceeding 20 cm. Both the thickness of the oxidized layer and the degree of its enrichment in iron and manganese hydroxides are controlled by the depth to which oxygen can penetrate into the sedimentary deposits, which is, in turn, closely related to the sedimentation conditions in the lake (which broadly vary). The sedimentation rate far off the shores of Lake Baikal ranges from 4%. The variability of the sedimentation process makes Lake Baikal very convenient to study its diagenetic processes related to redox reactions in sediments, first of all, processes responsible for the redistribution of Fe and Mn compounds.

DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.793130
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Creator Zakharova, Yu P;Parfenova, V V;Granina, L Z
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2011
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC-BY)
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (52N-54N,106E-108E)