Bednikund Lake Dataset

Published: 1 February 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/zkn8rs76hy.1
Contributors:
Varsha Rawat,
Suman Rawat,
,
P.S. Negi,
Muthusamy Prakasam,
Bahadur Singh Kotlia

Description

The “Bednikund Lake Dataset” is multiproxy data (grain size, environmental magnetism, stable carbon isotope, total nitrogen, and total organic carbon) generated on a ~116 cm long trench from the high altitude alpine Badnikund lake in the Central Himalaya. This dataset also includes environmental magnetic and organic geochemistry data of 11 catchment soil samples of the Bednikund lake. The chronology of Bednikund lake trench (BBK) profile is well established with seven AMS 14C dates. The multiproxy data are provided in tabular format in an excel file along with modeled ages. The multiproxy data can be significantly utilized for regional correlation of Indian summer monsoon variability during the middle Holocene as well as for the correlation of global climatic events. The data can be also reused in paleoclimate modeling for precipitation change over the past ~6000 years.  The data is related to the research article “Rawat, V., Rawat, S., Srivastava, P., Negi, P.S., Prakasam, M., Kotlia, B.S., 2021. Middle Holocene Indian summer monsoon variability and its impact on cultural changes in the Indian subcontinent. Quaternary Science Reviews.” A detailed description of dataset generation could be found in the “Data in Brief” article “Rawat, V., Rawat, S., Srivastava, P., Negi, P.S., Prakasam, M., Kotlia, B.S., 2021. Multiproxy paleoclimate dataset from the Bednikund alpine lake in the Central Himalaya. Data in Brief.

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A detailed description of dataset method can be found in “Rawat, V., Rawat, S., Srivastava, P., Negi, P.S., Prakasam, M., Kotlia, B.S., 2021. Multiproxy paleoclimate dataset from the Bednikund alpine lake in the Central Himalaya. Data in Brief."

Institutions

Universidade de Sao Paulo Instituto Oceanografico, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology

Categories

Earth Sciences, Organic Geochemistry, Lake Chemistry, Changes in Precipitation, Paleoclimate Proxy, Paleomagnetism, Magnetism, India, Paleoclimate, Limnology, Himalayas, Paleolimnology, Monsoon, Stable Isotope

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