Proske, Ulrike; Hanebuth, Till J J; Behling, Hermann; Nguyen, Van Lap; Ta, Thi Kim Oanh; Diem, Bui Phat (2010): Sedimentological and palynological analysis of sediment cores from the northeastern Vietnamese Mekong River Delta. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.743818, Supplement to: Proske, U et al. (2010): The palaeoenvironmental development of the north-eastern Vietnamese Mekong River Delta since the mid-Holocene. The Holocene, 20(8), 1257-1268, https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683610374884
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Three radiocarbon-dated sediment cores from the northeastern Vietnamese Mekong River Delta have been analysed with a multiproxy approach (grain size, pollen and spores, macro-charcoal, carbon content) to unravel the palaeoenvironmental history of the region since the mid Holocene. During the mid-Holocene sea-level highstand a diverse, zoned and widespread mangrove belt (dominated by Rhizophora) covered the extended tidal flats. The subsequent regression and coeval delta progradation led to the rapid development of a back-mangrove community dominated by Ceriops and Bruguiera but also represented locally by e.g. Kandelia, Excoecaria and Phoenix. Along rivers this community seems to have endured even when the adjoining floodplain had already shifted to freshwater vegetation. Generally this freshwater vegetation has a strong swamp signature but locally Arecaceae, Fabaceae, Moraceae/Urticaceae and Myrsinaceae are important and mirror the geomorphological diversity of the delta plain. The macro-charcoal record implies that natural burning of vegetation occurred throughout the records, however, the occurrence of the highest amounts of macro-charcoal particles is linked with modern human activity.
Median Latitude: 10.689767 * Median Longitude: 106.159471 * South-bound Latitude: 10.636700 * West-bound Longitude: 106.030800 * North-bound Latitude: 10.726700 * East-bound Longitude: 106.435800
Date/Time Start: 2007-03-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2008-12-01T00:00:00
GD07-01 (GD) * Latitude: 10.726700 * Longitude: 106.030800 * Date/Time: 2007-03-01T00:00:00 * Recovery: 4.65 m * Method/Device: Hand auger (drill) (HADR)
TA07-01 (TA) * Latitude: 10.636700 * Longitude: 106.435800 * Date/Time: 2007-03-01T00:00:00 * Recovery: 3.4 m * Method/Device: Hand auger (drill) (HADR)
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- Proske, U; Hanebuth, TJJ; Behling, H et al. (2010): (Table 3) Radiocarbon age determinations on sediment cores from the Vietnamese Mekong River Delta. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.743816
- Proske, U; Hanebuth, TJJ; Behling, H et al. (2010): Grain size measurements, carbon content, sulphur content and pollen analysis of sediment core GD. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.743576
- Proske, U; Hanebuth, TJJ; Behling, H et al. (2010): Grain size measurements, carbon content, sulphur content and pollen analysis of sediment core TD. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.743815