Mg, O, and H isotope composition and Mg concentration of monthly precipitation of northwest Germany from 2014 to 2017


The data set consists of magnesium (Mg), oxygen (O), and hydrogen (H) isotope signatures and Mg concentrations of monthly collected precipitation and daily snow samples. Samples were collected between December 2014 and June 2017 in the village of Gevelsberg (NW Germany, 51.32°N, 7.32°E) at 206 m above sea level. Rainwater was collected daily using a funnel connected to a 5 liter PET canister. The collected water was transferred into a second canister to store the monthly sample. Snow samples were separately collected on the days of snowfall in ca. 5 m distance to the rainwater collection site using 500 ml PET bottles. The full snow thickness was sampled using a small scoop. All collected monthly and daily snow samples were filtered using 0.45µm cellulose-acetate filters (Sartorius) and stored in a fridge. Subsequent analysis of rain and snow samples include Mg concentration analysis using an ICP-OES (iCAP 6500 DUO, Thermo Fisher Scientific) and Magnesium isotope composition analysis using an MC-ICP-MS Neptune (Thermo Fisher Scientific) at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. Oxygen and hydrogen isotope composition was determined using cavity ring-down spectrometry (L2140i, Picarro) at Innsbruck University, Austria.

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Creator Riechelmann, Sylvia ORCID logo; Spötl, Christoph ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Funding Reference Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn Crossref Funder ID 189839832 Marine Karbonat-Archive: Kontrollierende Faktoren der Karbonat-Fällung und diagenetische Alterationspfade
Rights Creative Commons Zero 1.0 Universal;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 372 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (7.320 LON, 51.320 LAT); Gevelsberg, Germany
Temporal Coverage Begin 2014-12-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2017-06-30T00:00:00Z