Discrete bulk Spectro Xepos XRF data of Holocene lake sediments from Lake Sidi Ali, Middle Atlas, Morocco


The North African desert margin is considered one of the areas most sensitive to future climate changes. Improved knowledge about Holocene climatic variability and environmental responses on millennial to centennial scale will help to refine scenarios related to future climate changes. This data set presents 198 bulk sample-based Spectro Xepos XRF measurements. Bulk samples from the recovered cores were analysed using a Spectro Xepos X-ray fluorescence instrument. For the XRF sample preparation, air-dried bulk material (4 g) was sieved (2 mm). The sample was then homogenised using a Retsch vibrating mill MM 200. Pressed pellets were produced with a Vaneox press at 20 t for 2 min. The measurements were carried out in a He atmosphere.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.960365
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.11.037
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.07.010
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.960365
Creator Schmidt, Johannes ORCID logo; Schneider, Birgit; Tjallingii, Rik ORCID logo; Benkaddour, Abdelfattah; Mikdad, Abdeslam; Pichat, Sylvain; Fletcher, William J ORCID logo; Mischke, Steffen ORCID logo; Zielhofer, Christoph ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Funding Reference Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn https://doi.org/10.13039/501100001659 Crossref Funder ID ZI721/9-3 https://fob.uni-leipzig.de/public/details/forschungsprojekt/1928 Geomorphologische und ökologische Reaktionen auf rasche hydrologische Wechsel im Altasgebirge Marokkos während der letzten 30.000 Jahre / Geomorphological and environmental responses to rapid hydrological changes in the Atlas Mountains (Morocco) during the last 30,000 years
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 9302 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-5.001 LON, 33.068 LAT); Middle Atlas, Morocco