Sr-Nd-Pb isotope ratios from potential aeolian dust sources in Patagonia, South America

Barkley, Anne E; ORCID: 0000-0001-5260-2538
Winckler, Gisela; ORCID: 0000-0001-8718-2684
Kaplan, Michael R
Recasens, Cristina
Koffman, Bess G; ORCID: 0000-0002-9451-4138
Calabozo, Fernando
Middleton, Jennifer L; ORCID: 0000-0001-7147-2388
Anderson, Robert F; ORCID: 0000-0002-8472-2494
Cai, Yue; ORCID: 0000-0002-2318-2359
Bolge, Louise
Longman, Jack; ORCID: 0000-0002-2725-2617
Goldstein, Steven L; ORCID: 0000-0001-7252-8064
Patagonia in South America is thought to be the largest source of aeolian dust to the Southern Hemisphere during the Late Pleistocene. This study uses Sr-Nd-Pb isotope ratios from 62 samples collected in Patagonia in southern South America to further constrain the Patagonia endmember. Samples collection focused on both glacial and non-glacial sediment samples, including a north to south transect east of the Andes focused in particular on glacial related materials. We also collected a north to south transect focused along the coast, on non-glacial materials. The more easterly sampling strategy was designed for comparison to the glacial-related samples and also to complement other studies. Samples were collected below the soil horizon from potential dust sources, including moraines, other glacial related sediments such as outwash plains, modern glacial sediment and glacial-lacustrine rock flour, dry lakes, and topsoil samples.
How to cite this dataset:
Barkley, A. E., Winckler, G., Kaplan, M. R., Recasens, C., Koffman, B. G., Calabozo, F., Middleton, J. L., Anderson, R. F., Cai, Y., Bolge, L., Longman, J., Goldstein, S. L., 2025. Sr-Nd-Pb isotope ratios from potential aeolian dust sources in Patagonia, South America, Version 1.0. Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA). Accessed 2024-06-21.
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Patagonian dust, Agulhas Current and Antarctic ice rafted debris contributions to the South Atlantic Ocean over the past 150,000 years. Under review in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
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Funding source(s):
National Science Foundation: 1204050
National Science Foundation: 0823507
Lamont Postdoctoral Fellowship
Vetlesen Foundation
Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
Storke Endowment
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Climate Center
Coverage Scope: Regional (Continents, Oceans)
Geographic Location: southern South America, Patagonia
User Contributed Keyword(s):
Provenance, South America, aeolian dust
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