Data supporting two papers on chironomid larvae subfossils from Lifebuoy Lake, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russian Far East

This dataset is a csv file of abundance data of chironomid larvae subfossils isolated from a lake sediment core collected on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russian Far East. Lifebuoy Lake (unofficial name; 59°06′593″N, 163°09′141″E) is a small lake (area is approximately 0.8 ha),which is located on a narrow peninsula between two coastal bays, Karaga Bay and Ossora Bay about 200m from the Pacific coast, in north-eastern Kamchatka. The core was dated using tephrochronology and radiocarbon dating; details of the methods used to correlate and date the cores, together with the age-depth modelling are given in the following reference:

G. Plunkett, S.E. Coulter, V.V. Ponomareva, M. Blaauw, A. Klimaschewski and D. Hammarlund (2015). Distal tephrochronology in volcanic regions: Challenges and insights from Kamchatkan lake sediments. Global and Planetary Change 134, 26–40

The chironomids were analysed, together with pollen, diatoms and selected geochemical parameters to examine the response of the lake to Holocene environmental and climate change. The chironomid data were also used to provide estimates of summer temperatures. The data comprise core depth and percentage abundance data for the core. Further details of the study site, results and their interpretation are given in:

N. Solovieva, A. Klimaschewski, A.E. Self, V.J. Jones, E. Andrén, A.A. Andreev, D. Hammarlund, E.V. Lepskaya, L. Nazarova (2015). The Holocene environmental history of a small coastal lake on the north-eastern Kamchatka Peninsula. Global and Planetary Change 134, 55–66.

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A.E. Self (2016). Dataset: Data supporting two papers on chironomid larvae subfossils from Lifebuoy Lake, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russian Far East. http://dx.doi.org/10.5519/0027425

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Author(s) A.E. Self
Affiliation Natural History Museum
Dataset category Research
Last updated May 31, 2016
Created May 26, 2016
License Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0