Database of Global Peatland Extent and Carbon Stocks through the Last Glacial Cycle (130 ka to present)

Treat, Claire C; Broothaerts, Nils; Dalton, April S; Dommain, René; Douglas, Tom; Drexler, Judith; Finkelstein, Sarah A; Grosse, Guido; Hope, Geoffrey; Hutchings, Jack A; Jones, Miriam C; Kleinen, Thomas; Kuhry, Peter; Lacourse, Terri; Lähteenoja, Outi; Loisel, Julie; Notebaert, Bastiaan; Payne, Richard J; Peteet, Dorothy M; Sannel, A Britta K; Stelling, Jonathan; Strauss, Jens; Swindles, Graeme; Talbot, Julie; Tarnocai, Charles; Verstraeten, Gert; Williams, Christopher J; Xia, Zhengyu; Yu, Zicheng; Brovkin, Victor

We present the first synthesis of global peatland extent through the last glacial cycle (130 ka) based on >975 detailed stratigraphic descriptions from exposures, soil pits, and sediment cores. Buried peats are defined as organic-rich sediments overlain by mineral sediments. Also included are deposits rich in wetland macrofossils indicated a local peatland environment. The dataset includes location (lat/long), chronologic information (when available), a description of the buried peat sediment, overlying and underlying sediments, whether geochemical information is available, and the original references.

Detailed information about methods and results can be found in the publication to which this dataset is a supplement.

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Identifier DOI:10.1594/PANGAEA.897319
Project(s)
Institute UEF Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences, University of Eastern Finland
Source https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.897319
Publication Date 2019-01-14
Version 1.0
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Product database of global peatland extent and carbon stocks through the last glacial cycle (130 ka to present)
Sensor synthesis of published and unpublished profiles
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    Variables [Units]
    • see: parameter_S1_PANGAEA.xlsx
    • see: parameter_S2_PANGAEA.csv
    Region World
    Spatial Reference
    Spatial Resolution
    Spatial Coverage Latitude -44.42 to 79.92, Longitude -179.75 to 179.75
    Temporal Coverage
    Temporal Resolution
    Format xlsx, tab-delimited text
    Is Supplement to Treat, Claire C; Kleinen, Thomas; Broothaerts, Nils; Dalton, April S; Dommain, René; Douglas, Thomas A; Drexler, Judith; Finkelstein, Sarah A; Grosse, Guido; Hope, Geoffrey; Hutchings, Jack A; Jones, Miriam C; Kuhry, Peter; Lacourse, Terri; Lähteenoja, Outi; Loisel, Julie; Notebaert, Bastiaan; Payne, Richard J; Peteet, Dorothy M; Sannel, A Britta K; Stelling, Jonathan; Strauss, Jens; Swindles, Graeme; Talbot, Julie; Tarnocai, Charles; Verstraeten, Gert; Williams, Christopher J; Xia, Zhengyu; Yu, Zicheng; Väliranta, Minna; Hättestrand, Martina; Alexanderson, Helena; Brovkin, Victor (2019): Widespread global peatland establishment and persistence over the last 130,000 y. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1813305116
    Related to "Dommain, René; Couwenberg, John; Joosten, Hans (2011): Development and carbon sequestration of tropical peat domes in south-east Asia: links to post-glacial sea-level changes and Holocene climate variability. Quaternary Science Reviews, 30(7-8), 999-1010, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.01.018 Gorham, Eville; Lehman, Clarence; Dyke, Arthur; Janssens, Joannes; Dyke, Lawrence (2007): Temporal and spatial aspects of peatland initiation following deglaciation in North America. Quaternary Science Reviews, 26(3-4), 300-311, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2006.08.008 Jones, Miriam C; Yu, Zicheng (2010): Rapid deglacial and early Holocene expansion of peatlands in Alaska. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(16), 7347-7352, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0911387107 Korhola, Atte; Ruppel, Meri; Seppä, Heikki; Väliranta, Minna; Virtanen, Tarmo A; Weckström, Jan (2010): The importance of northern peatland expansion to the late-Holocene rise of atmospheric methane. Quaternary Science Reviews, 29(5-6), 611-617, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.12.010 MacDonald, Glen M; Beilman, David W; Kremenetski, Constantin V; Sheng, Yongwei; Smith, Laurence C; Velichko, Andrei A (2006): Rapid early development of circumarctic peatlands and atmospheric CH4 and CO2 variations. Science, 314(5797), 285-288, https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1131722 Packalen, Maara; Finkelstein, Sarah A; McLaughlin, James W (2014): Carbon storage and potential methane production in the Hudson Bay Lowlands since mid-Holocene peat initiation. Nature Communications, 5, https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms5078 Yu, Zicheng; Loisel, Julie; Brosseau, Daniel P; Beilman, David W; Hunt, Stephanie (2010): Global peatland dynamics since the Last Glacial Maximum. Geophysical Research Letters, 37(13), https://doi.org/10.1029/2010GL043584"

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