Grain size composition of sediment core PG2208


Before conducting grain-size analysis, we treated 36 samples with hydrogen peroxide (30%), set on a platform shaker for 4–5 weeks to remove organic matter, while keeping the pH neutral using ammonia and acetic acid. After washing, sediment samples were treated with sodium pyrophosphate for dispersion and homogenization of the sediment suspension for a day. At least three measurements per sample were carried out using a laser diffraction particle size analyzer MASTERSIZER 3000. Their mean was used to estimate sand, silt, and clay fractions as sums of volume percentages between 2 and 63 mm, 63 and 2 mm, and <2 mm grain-size classes, respectively.

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Creator Biskaborn, Boris K; Nazarova, Larisa B; Kröger, Tim; Pestryakova, Luidmila A; Syrykh, Ludmila S; Pfalz, Gregor; Herzschuh, Ulrike; Diekmann, Bernhard
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2022
Funding Reference Federal Ministry of Education and Research, 01LP1510D
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 360 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (130.868 LON, 56.056 LAT); Lake Bolshoe Toko, Yakutia, Russia