Arctic river delta soil and geospatial data set


This data set is the first comprehensive Arctic river delta data set containing soil carbon and nitrogen information. In this study, we collected archived and new soil carbon and nitrogen data from soil cores in Arctic deltas. In total, this data set contains 1,571 soil samples from 154 soil cores collected in 17 different Arctic river deltas (including deltas from Alaska, Canada, Russia and Greenland). In addition, it includes a geospatial layer (shapefile) that identifies the location, extent and size of 211 Arctic deltas. This data set was used to estimate the total organic carbon and total nitrogen stored in Arctic river deltas for frozen and non-frozen deposits and therefore characterizes this deep (down to 60 m) permafrost carbon pool for the first time. This first version of the data set consists of four different files: 1) soil core information, 2) soil sample information (including organic carbon and nitrogen data), 3) delta information, and 4) geospatial delta layer (shapefile). The data set therefore consists of a combination of previously archived and newly acquired data for Arctic river deltas.

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Creator Fuchs, Matthias ORCID logo; Sachs, Torsten ORCID logo; Jongejans, Loeka Laura ORCID logo; Strauss, Jens ORCID logo; Hugelius, Gustaf ORCID logo; Frost, Gerald V ORCID logo; Grigoriev, Mikhail N ORCID logo; Jones, Benjamin; Kokelj, Steve V; Kutzbach, Lars ORCID logo; Nitze, Ingmar ORCID logo; Overduin, Pier Paul ORCID logo; Palmtag, Juri ORCID logo; Ping, Chien-Lu; Pokrovsky, Oleg S ORCID logo; Rivkina, Elizaveta ORCID logo; Runge, Alexandra ORCID logo; Schirrmeister, Lutz ORCID logo; Schwamborn, Georg ORCID logo; Siewert, Matthias Benjamin ORCID logo; Treat, Claire C ORCID logo; Veremeeva, Alexandra ORCID logo; Zubrzycki, Sebastian ORCID logo; Grosse, Guido ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2024
Funding Reference Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn Crossref Funder ID 164232461 Polygons in tundra wetlands: state and dynamics under climate variability in Polar Regions; Federal Ministry of Education and Research Crossref Funder ID 03F0764B Verbundprojekt: WTZ Russland - KoPf; Kohlenstoffumsatz und Treibhausgasfreisetzung aus tauendem Permafrost Nordostsibiriens unter sich ändernden Umwelt- und Klimabedingungen; Federal Ministry of Education and Research Crossref Funder ID 03F0806A WTZ Großbritannien: CACOON - Veränderung des arktischen Kohlenstoffkreislaufs im küstennahen Ozean; Horizon 2020 Crossref Funder ID 773421 NUNATARYUK, Permafrost thaw and the changing Arctic coast, science for socioeconomic adaptation; National Science Foundation Crossref Funder ID 1927553 Collaborative Research: AccelNet: Permafrost Coastal Systems Network (PerCS-Net) -- A Circumpolar Alliance for Arctic Coastal Community Information Exchange; Natural Environment Research Council Crossref Funder ID NE/R012806/1 Changing Arctic Carbon cycle in the cOastal Ocean Near-shore; Seventh Framework Programme Crossref Funder ID 338335 Rapid Permafrost Thaw in a Warming Arctic and Impacts on the Soil Organic Carbon Pool
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; Data access is restricted (moratorium, sensitive data, license constraints);
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 10 data points
Discipline Earth System Research