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Data DOI: 10.1594/IEDA/100596

Citation:
Cosentino, N., Jordan, T. 2016. Major and selected trace element chemistry of Holocene gypsum and anhydrite salt deposits in Atacama Desert, northern Chile, Version 1.0. Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA). https://doi.org/10.1594/IEDA/100596. Accessed 2020-08-09.
Title:
Major and selected trace element chemistry of Holocene gypsum and anhydrite salt deposits in Atacama Desert, northern Chile
Creator(s):
Cosentino, N.
Jordan, T.
Abstract:
Elemental chemistry data for calcium sulfate salts of Holocene age in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile are provided. These data complement the Sr isotopic data obtained for the same samples. Gypsum/anhydrite was selected for sampling that occurs as crystals adhering to surfaces whose other sedimentary materials are likely to have been deposited in the last few hundred years. Samples of 28 Holocene surface salt accumulations for locations between 200–2950 m.a.s.l. and between ~19°30' and ~21°30' S are reported. Elemental chemistry data is expressed in millimoles of soluble X element per gram of sample (mmol/g).
Keyword(s):
Coverage Scope: Regional (Continents, Oceans)
Geographic Location: South America, Chile, Atacama Desert, Coastal Escarpment, Coastal Cordillera, Central Depression, Pampa del Tamarugal, Tarapacá Region, Pacific coastline
Related
Publication(s):
Cosentino, N. J., Jordan, T. E., Derry, L. A., and Morgan, J. P., (2015), "87Sr/86Sr in recent accumulations of calcium sulfate on landscapes of hyperarid settings: A bimodal altitudinal dependence for northern Chile (19.5-21.5°S)." Geophysics, Geochemistry, Geosystems, Volume 16 (12), 4311-4328.
User Contributed Keyword(s):
evaporite surface deposits, marine aerosol, fog, paleoaltimetry, modern proxy

Date Available:
2016-06-01
Date Created:
2016-05-24
Resource Type:
Dataset
File Format(s):
application/vnd.ms-excel
Funding source(s):
National Science Foundation: 1049978
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Download File(s):
File Name File Size
Elemental_BulkSample_Holocene.xls194 KB

Version:
1.0
Language:
en
License:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States [CC BY-NC-SA 3.0]

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