Concentration of branched glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers in catchment soils of Lake Chala


The fractional abundance of branched glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers (brGDGTs) including 5-methyl and 6-methyl isomers was analyzed in a selection of seven soils collected by Buckles et al. (2014) from various locations within and around the crater catchment of Lake Chala, a small (4.2 km2), deep (~90 m), and permanently stratified tropical crater lake at ~880 m above sea level in East Africa (3°19'S, 37°42'E). The soils were collected between 25 January and 5 February 2010. The selection covers the four different soil types that have been identified based on cluster analysis using the organic carbon content and the concentration and distribution of brGDGTs in a total of 32 soils (Buckles et al., 2014).

Related Identifier
Related Identifier
Metadata Access
Creator Peterse, Francien; van Bree, Loes G J; Baxter, Allix J; De Crop, Wannes; van Grinsven, Sigrid; Villanueva, Laura; Verschuren, Dirk; Sinninghe Damsté, Jaap S
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2020
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 173 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (37.635W, -3.329S, 37.712E, -3.296N); Lake Chala, East Africa
Temporal Coverage Begin 2010-08-31T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2015-01-31T00:00:00Z