Major ion, particulate and dissolved organic carbon bulk concentrations and radiocarbon measurements of river depth-transects collected from the northern Mackenzie River basin, Canada
We collected water from river depth-profiles during the peak freshets in June 2017, 2018 and 2019. Sampling locations are situated in the northern Mackenzie River basin: Mackenzie River in the delta, the Mackenzie River at Tsiigehtchic, the Arctic Red River at Tsiigehtchic and the Peel River at Fort McPherson. Depth-profiles were retrieved using a horizontally-mounted ~5.1 L Niskin bottle. The collected water was transferred to a sterilized plastic bag and subsequently filtered through 0.22 um polyethersulfone filters. This data set comprises concentration analyses of major dissolved ions, particulate and dissolved organic carbon. Furthermore, we provide radiocarbon measurements of particulate and dissolved organic carbon. We link carbon and major ion measurements to investigate changes of riverine chemistry in the Arctic Mackenzie River in response to continued climate warming.
How to cite this dataset:
Schwab, M. S., Hilton, R. G., 2020. Major ion, particulate and dissolved organic carbon bulk concentrations and radiocarbon measurements of river depth-transects collected from the northern Mackenzie River basin, Canada, Version 1.0. Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA). https://doi.org/10.26022/IEDA/111725.
DOI Creation Date:
Schwab, M. S., Hilton, R. G., Raymond, P. A., Haghipour, N., Amos, E., Tank, S. E., Holmes, R. M., Tipper, E. T. and Eglinton, T. I. (2020). An abrupt aging of dissolved organic carbon in large Arctic rivers. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL088823.
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European Research Council: ERC) Starting Grant 67877
NERC UK-Canada Arctic Partnership Bursaries Program
Coverage Scope: Regional (Continents, Oceans)
Geographic Location: northern Mackenzie River basin, Canada
User Contributed Keyword(s):
particulate organic carbon, dissolved organic carbon, radiocarbon, major ions
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