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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 (2019): Widespread global peatland establishment and persistence for the last 130,99 years. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.897319, 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

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Abstract:
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.
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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
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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
Coverage:
Median Latitude: 35.517408 * Median Longitude: -59.137400 * South-bound Latitude: -62.200000 * West-bound Longitude: -173.740334 * North-bound Latitude: 82.283000 * East-bound Longitude: 4.000000
Date/Time Start: 1948-04-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2014-04-21T00:00:00
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