Calibrated pXRF data of the Devonian Kellwasser Crisis interval (ca. 372 Ma) at Winsenberg, Germany


A total of 556 samples (3 cm average sample spacing) were collected from the 12 m long Winsenberg section in order to reconstruct a floating timescale using cyclostratigraphic methods and to investigate paleoclimatic dynamics using selected elemental ratios. Samples were measured as a powder covered with Chemplex film on a Bruker S1 Titan 800 portable XRF at the University of Münster with the following settings: 40 kV, 20 mA, no filters, 75 s. Spectra were deconvoluted in Bruker Artrax software, and linearly calibrated using a set of 10 sedimentary standards of known composition and 11 calcite-quart mixtures. The composition of these standards is also included. Selected elemental ratios were tuned via the methods described in the accompanying manuscript, and are included in this dataset as well.

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Creator Wichern, Nina Maria Annegret ORCID logo; Bialik, Or M ORCID logo; Nohl, Theresa ORCID logo; Percival, Lawrence ORCID logo; Becker, R Thomas; Kaskes, Pim ORCID logo; Claeys, Philippe ORCID logo; De Vleeschouwer, David (ORCID: 0000-0002-3323-807X)
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2024
Funding Reference Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn Crossref Funder ID 451461400 Astronomical signatures in Late Devonian black shales of the Rhenish Massif; UNESCO Crossref Funder ID IGCP-652 Reading Time in Palaeozoic sedimentary rocks; Vrije Universiteit Brussel Crossref Funder ID W000522N CycloNet
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 9452 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (8.797 LON, 51.370 LAT); Rhenish Massif