210Pb-dated historical lake sediment metal concentrations from Greater Glasgow, Scotland (mid-19th century to 2016)

  • S.D. Turner (Creator)
  • H. Yang (Creator)
  • N.L. Rose (Creator)
  • J. Shilland (Creator)
  • H. Bennion (Creator)
  • V. Jones (Creator)
  • C. Sayer (Creator)
  • Ambroise Baker (Creator)
  • S.D. Turner (Contributor)
  • University College London (Contributor)
  • NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre (Contributor)



Measurements of sediment properties (including organic and carbonate content), radionuclides (210Pb, 137Cs, 241Am) and elements (including mercury, nickel, copper, zinc, and lead) in lake sediment successions. Radionuclide dating provides a reliable chronology of sediment ages from the mid-19th century (sometimes only 20th century) to the present (2016). The dataset comprises a standardised matrix of multiple measured sediment variables (element values per mass) against stratigraphic depth for 8 lakes. In some water bodies multiple core datasets exist.
Date made available2021
PublisherNERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
Geospatial polygon55.77, -4.07, 55.936, -4.604

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