(Table) Radiocarbon datings of sediment core BLK-1 obtained from Barkol Lake, China, supplement to: Zhong, Wei; Xue, Jibin; Li, Xiaodong; Xu, Huajun; Ouyang, Yun (2010): A Holocene climatic record denoted by geochemical indicators from Barkol Lake in the northeastern Xinjiang, NW China. Geochemistry International, 48(8), 792-800


The Barkol Lake, as a closed inland lake, is located at the northeast Xinjiang in northwest China. A combination of geochemical indicators including d18O and d13C of carbonate, TOC, carbonate contents, as well as grain size proxies and magnetic susceptibility of sediments obtained from a newly recovered section at this lake, provides a high-resolution history of climatic change in the past 9400 years. Multi-indicators reflect that Holocene climatic change in the study region generally follows the Westerly Wind pattern of Holocene, and three climatic periods can be identified. Between 9400 and 7500 cal a B.P., climate was characterized by relatively drier and colder condition. From 7500 to 5800 cal a B.P., a relatively warmer and moister climate prevailed, but between 5800 and 3500 cal a B.P., climate shifted towards warmer and drier conditions. A relatively colder and wetter climate prevailed during 3500~1000 cal a B.P., then it changed towards cold and dry between 1000 and 500 cal a B.P.; after 500 cal a B.P., climate changed towards warm and dry conditions again. This study reflects that during the Middle Holocene (from ca 7000 to 3500 cal a B.P.), variations of carbonate d18O of sediments from several lakes in the northern Xinjiang were synchronous with that of Qinghai Lake, where was strongly influenced by the South Asian monsoon; however, after 3500 cal a B.P. this consistency was interrupted, possibly resulting from a re-domination of the Westerly Wind and the retreat of South Asian monsoon in the northern Xinjiang.

Based on a previous study the 'reservoir' effect of Barkol Lake was determined to be 750 years.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.792846
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1134/S0016702910080057
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.792846
Creator Zhong, Wei; Xue, Jibin; Li, Xiaodong; Xu, Huajun; Ouyang, Yun
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2010
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 70 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (92.833 LON, 43.700 LAT); Barkol Lake, Siberia