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Strobel, Paul; Bliedtner, Marcel; Carr, Andrew S; Struck, Julian; Du Plessis, Nadia; Glaser, Bruno; Meadows, Michael E; Quick, Lynne J; Zech, Michael; Zech, Roland; Haberzettl, Torsten (2022): Late Quaternary investigation of sediments from Vankervelsvlei. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.940148

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Abstract:
This study investigates Late Quaternary sediments from Vankervelsvlei, a peatland located at 152 m above present sea level at the southern Cape coast of South Africa. A 15 m long sediment record was recovered from the site in 2016 and analysed using a multi-proxy approach. This includes analyses of water content, loss on ignition, grain size, organic (C, N and their isotopic composition) and inorganic (Al, Fe, Sr, Ti) elemental composition as well as compound-specific stable hydrogen and carbon isotopes from leaf wax-derived n-alkanes and compound-specific stable oxygen isotopes from hemicellulose-derived sugars. Stable hydrogen and oxygen isotopes are additionally coupled in a δ2Hn-alkane–δ18Osugar paleohygrometer. Parts of the data derive from a pioneer study by Strobel et al (2019) and have subsequently been extended by Strobel et al (submitted). Distinct environmental changes occurred at Vankervelsvlei during the Late Quaternary and the applied multi-proxy approach enables to reconstruct past variations in the atmospheric source of precipitation and local moisture availability at the site, which is coherent with other records located along the southern Cape coast of South Africa.
Keyword(s):
African Summer Monsoon; Compound-specific carbon isotopes; Compound-specific hydrogen isotopes; Compound-specific oxygen isotopes; coupled δ2Hn-alkane–δ18Osugar paleohygrometer; elemental geochemistry; Grain Size; hydrology; leaf-wax n-alkane; Paleoclimate; peat geochemistry; precipitation reconstruction; relative humidity; South Africa; sugars; Westerlies
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Strobel, Paul; Bliedtner, Marcel; Carr, Andrew S; Struck, Julian; Du Plessis, Nadia; Glaser, Bruno; Meadows, Michael E; Quick, Lynne J; Zech, Michael; Zech, Roland; Haberzettl, Torsten (2022): Reconstructing Late Quaternary precipitation and its source on the southern Cape coast of South Africa: A multi-proxy paleoenvironmental record from Vankervelsvlei. Quaternary Science Reviews, 284, 107467, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2022.107467
Related to:
Strobel, Paul; Kasper, Thomas; Frenzel, Peter; Schittek, Karsten; Quick, Lynne J; Meadows, Michael E; Mäusbacher, Roland; Haberzettl, Torsten (2019): Late Quaternary palaeoenvironmental change in the year-round rainfall zone of South Africa derived from peat sediments from Vankervelsvlei. Quaternary Science Reviews, 218, 200-214, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.06.014
Funding:
German Science Foundation (DFG), grant/award no. 434918595: Late Quaternary climate and environmental reconstruction based on lake and peat sediments from South Africa
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Latitude: -34.013000 * Longitude: 22.904000
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  1. Strobel, P; Bliedtner, M; Carr, AS et al. (2022): Coupled isotope approach applied to Late Quaternary sediments from the Vankervelsvlei peatland at the southern Cape coast of South Africa. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.940146
  2. Strobel, P; Bliedtner, M; Carr, AS et al. (2022): δ Deuterium n-alkane determination of Late Quaternary sediments from the Vankervelsvlei peatland at the southern Cape coast of South Africa. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.940144
  3. Strobel, P; Bliedtner, M; Carr, AS et al. (2022): δ13C n-alkane determination of Late Quaternary sediments from the Vankervelsvlei peatland at the southern Cape coast of South Africa. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.940145
  4. Strobel, P; Bliedtner, M; Carr, AS et al. (2022): Element contents and n-alkane pattern of Late Quaternary sediments from the Vankervelsvlei peatland at the southern Cape coast of South Africa. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.940147
  5. Strobel, P; Bliedtner, M; Carr, AS et al. (2022): Grain size analyses of Late Quaternary sediments from the Vankervelsvlei peatland at the southern Cape coast of South Africa. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.940141
  6. Strobel, P; Bliedtner, M; Carr, AS et al. (2022): Sugar biomarker analysis of Late Quaternary sediments from the Vankervelsvlei peatland at the southern Cape coast of South Africa. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.940138
  7. Strobel, P; Bliedtner, M; Carr, AS et al. (2022): Water content and Loss on ignition determination of Late Quaternary sediments from the Vankervelsvlei peatland at the southern Cape coast of South Africa. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.940142
  8. Strobel, P; Bliedtner, M; Carr, AS et al. (2022): XRF iron determination of Late Quaternary sediments from the Vankervelsvlei peatland at the southern Cape coast of South Africa. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.940143