XRF data sheet: Weiße Elster overbank silt-clay deposition (SC40 core, Salsitz transect)


We used stationary XRF spectrometry for analysing elemental composition of Holocene floodplain sediments from a recovered core form the Weiße Elster floodplain. For XRF sample preparation freeze-dried catchment sediments (8 g) were seaved (2mm) to discard the gravel fraction and large organic matter. Further homogenization was undertaken by grinding the samples with a vibratory Retsch mill MM 200. We created uniform pellets by pressing the powdered samples with a carbon-based binding agent in a Vaneox press at 20 t for 2 min. We conducted elemental analyses in a He atmosphere using a Spectro Xepos energy dispersive XRF spectrometer. The total drilling depth of SC40 core is 275 cm. We conducted stationary XRF measurements of 52 samples.

Measurement reproducibility; [character, unitless]:very good: very good reproducibility, highly reliable datavery good**: very good reproducibility, highly reliable data; BUT: individual values are not secured, since concentrations are based on measurements with 1000 pulses, secured: Comg/kg/samples WE_SC40-1-WE_SC40-8, WE_SC40-11-WE_SC40-13, WE_SC40-22-WE_SC40-23poor: data should be treated with caution, since the values were measured close to the detection limit!

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.937939
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150858
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2021.107719
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Creator Zielhofer, Christoph ORCID logo; Ballasus, Helen; Schneider, Birgit; von Suchodoletz, Hans
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Funding Reference Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn https://doi.org/10.13039/501100001659 Crossref Funder ID 329664411 https://gepris.dfg.de/gepris/projekt/329664411 Imprints of Rapid Climate Changes and human activity on Holocene hydro-sedimentary dynamics in Central Europe (loess-covered Weiße Elster model region)
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 5408 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (12.094 LON, 51.035 LAT)