Individual ostracode valve analyses of Sclerocypris clavularis from modern Lake Turkana sediments - Inter-site means


This dataset contains pooled statistics of stable isotope and shell measurements of individual ostracode valve analyses (IOVA) alongside available in-situ measurements of pH, surface and bottom water temperature (BWT), total number of valves analyzed per site, IOVA-δ¹⁸O, IOVA-δ¹³C, shell mass, shell length/width, along with their average and standard deviations at 17 sites across Lake Turkana, eastern Africa. These modern sediments were collected using a modified Ekman dredge during May to November 1979. The stable isotopic measurements were conducted at the [Paleo² Laboratory at the University of Arizona|] on a Thermo Kiel IV Carbonate Device coupled to a 253 Plus IRMS; the length/width measurements were performed on a MeijiTechno HDZ7000TS Digital Zoom Microscope System, and mass of each valve was measured using a Sartorius Cubis II Ultra-Micro Balance. Details about the materials can be found in

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Creator Thirumalai, Kaustubh ORCID logo; Cohen, Andrew N; Taylor, Dustin ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 243 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (35.853W, 2.738S, 36.627E, 4.361N); Lake Turkana, Africa
Temporal Coverage Begin 1979-05-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1979-11-30T00:00:00Z