Age, grain size, geochemical, paleontological,mineralogical and leaf-wax biomarker data from lake Voёlvlei, South Africa


South Africa is a key region to reconstruct and understand past changes in atmospheric circulation, i.e. temperate Westerlies and tropical Easterlies. Here we present a new record from the coastal wetland Voёlvlei (Lat: 34.013° S; Lon: 22.904° E; 5 m above present sea level), which is situated in the year-round rainfall zone of South Africa on the southern Cape coast, published by Strobel et al. (2021; doi:10.5194/cp-17-1567-2021). A 13 m long sediment core was retrieved and analysed using a multi-proxy approach to investigate both sea-level and environmental changes during the past ~8.5 ka. A robust chronology was established using various dating approaches including OSL and 14C of bulk TOC, organic macrofossils, charcoal and n-alkanes. Our data consist of compound-specific carbon and hydrogen stable isotopes of leaf wax n-alkanes as well as sedimentological assays of inorganic and organic elemental compositions, and paleoecological analyses on fossil remains. For additional information and paleoclimatic interpretation please see Strobel et al. (2021; doi:10.5194/cp-17-1567-2021).

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Creator Strobel, Paul ORCID logo; Bliedtner, Marcel ORCID logo; Carr, Andrew S ORCID logo; Frenzel, Peter ORCID logo; Klaes, Björn ORCID logo; Salazar, Gary ORCID logo; Struck, Julian ORCID logo; Szidat, Sönke ORCID logo; Zech, Roland; Haberzettl, Torsten ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Funding Reference German Research Foundation Crossref Funder ID 434918595 Late Quaternary climate and environmental reconstruction based on lake and peat sediments from South Africa
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Bundled Publication of Datasets; Collection
Format application/zip
Size 9 datasets
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (22.904 LON, -34.013 LAT)