Inorganic and organic hydrochemistry of lakes and ponds in continuous permafrost landscapes in the western Canadian Arctic, 2006-2015 (CA)

Fritz, Michael; Lantuit, Hugues; Wetterich, Sebastian

Between 2006 and 2015 inorganic and organic hydrochemical parameters and stable water isotope characteristics were measured in lakes and ponds in continuous permafrost landscapes in the western Canadian Arctic. The dataset contains 66 individual samples from 47 distinct water bodies. Lakes and ponds were sampled in an area covering the following geographical boundaries: North: from 68.8° to 69.7° West: from -141.0° to -138.5° Water bodies are all located in the zone of continuous permafrost. The studied water bodies are located on the mainland coast of the Yukon, Canada and on Herschel Island – Qikiqtaruk off the Yukon coast. Hydrochemical data comprises: * basic parameters such as pH and electrical conductivity * major anions * major cations * dissolved organic carbon concentration * stable water isotopes


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Field Value
Identifier DOI:10.1594/PANGAEA.935012
Project(s) NUNATARYUK, Permafrost thaw and the changing Arctic coast, science for socioeconomic adaptation
Institute AWI Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Publication Date 2021-08-16
Version 1.0
Sensor water sampling
  1. lake hydrochemistry NW-CA TAB-delimited text file
Variables [Units]
  1. Event: Event label
  2. Sample ID
  3. Year obs: Year of observation [a AD]
  4. Date/Time start
  5. Date/Time end
  6. Season (summer=June-August, spring=April-May)
  7. Depth water [m]
  8. Location
  9. Description
  10. Latitude
  11. Longitude
  12. pH (Conductivity and pH meter, pH/Cond 340i (WTW, Weilheim))
  13. Cond electr: Conductivity, electrical [µS/cm] (Conductivity and pH meter, pH/Cond 340i (WTW, Weilheim))
  14. Al: Aluminium [µg/l] (ICP-OES, Perkin-Elmer, Optima 3000XL)
  15. Ba: Barium [µg/l] (ICP-OES, Perkin-Elmer, Optima 3000XL)
  16. Ca2+: Calcium [mg/l] (ICP-OES, Perkin-Elmer, Optima 3000XL)
  17. Fe: Iron [µg/l] (ICP-OES, Perkin-Elmer, Optima 3000XL)
  18. K+: Potassium [mg/l] (ICP-OES, Perkin-Elmer, Optima 3000XL)
  19. Mg2+: Magnesium [mg/l] (ICP-OES, Perkin-Elmer, Optima 3000XL)
  20. Mn: Manganese [µg/l] (ICP-OES, Perkin-Elmer, Optima 3000XL)
  21. Na+: Sodium [mg/l] (ICP-OES, Perkin-Elmer, Optima 3000XL)
  22. P: Phosphorus [mg/l] (Ion chromatograph, Dionex Corporation, DX-320)
  23. Si: Silicon [mg/l] (Ion chromatograph, Dionex Corporation, DX-320)
  24. Sr: Strontium [µg/l] (Ion chromatograph, Dionex Corporation, DX-320)
  25. F-: Fluoride [mg/l] (Ion chromatograph, Dionex Corporation, DX-320)
  26. Cl-: Chloride [mg/l] (Ion chromatograph, Dionex Corporation, DX-320)
  27. [SO4]2-: Sulfate [mg/l] (Ion chromatograph, Dionex Corporation, DX-320)
  28. Br: Bromine [mg/l] (Ion chromatograph, Dionex Corporation, DX-320)
  29. [NO3]-: Nitrate [mg/l] (Ion chromatograph, Dionex Corporation, DX-320)
  30. [PO4]3-: Phosphate [mg/l] (Ion chromatograph, Dionex Corporation, DX-320)
  31. [HCO3]-: Bicarbonate ion [mg/l] (Potentiometric pH endpoint titration (HCO3 / alkalinity), 794 Basic Titrino, Metrohm)
  32. DOC: Carbon, organic, dissolved [mg/l] (Shimadzu TOC-VCPH total organic carbon analyzer)
  33. δ18O H2O: δ18O, water [‰ SMOW] (Mass spectrometer Finnigan MAT Delta-S)
  34. δD H2O: δ Deuterium, water [‰ SMOW] (Mass spectrometer Finnigan MAT Delta-S)
  35. d xs: Deuterium excess [‰] (Calculated)
Region Yukon and Northwest Territories, Canada
Spatial Reference EPSG:4326 WGS 84
Spatial Resolution
Spatial Coverage Latitude 68.82800 to 69.64521, Longitude -140.19806 to -138.53450
Temporal Coverage 2006-06-01 to 2015-08-31
Temporal Resolution June-August, April-May
Format TAB-delimited text
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