Paleosol-derived data used for the reconstruction of environmental conditions during the Holocene in the upper part of the Kali Gandaki valley, Central Nepal

  • Johanna Menges (Creator)
  • Niels Hovius (Creator)
  • Christoff Andermann (Creator)
  • Michael Dietze (Creator)
  • Charlie Swoboda (Creator)
  • Kristen L. Cook (Creator)
  • Basanta R. Adhikari (Creator)
  • Andrea Vieth-Hillebrand (Creator)
  • Stéphane Bonnet (Creator)
  • Tony Reimann (Creator)
  • Andreas Koutsodendris (Creator)
  • Dirk Sachse (Creator)

Dataset

Description

This data publication contains the data sets of a study aiming to reconstruct environmental conditions during the Holocene in the upper part of the Kali Gandaki valley, Nepal. The data are for samples taken from paleosol sections in the Upper Mustang region (Menges et al. 2019). On these samples we measured the grain size distribution to gain information about the depositional processes, pollen data to reconstruct past vegetation, 14C isotopes in the humin fraction of organic matter for soil formation ages, and hydrogen isotopic composition on n-alkanes to reconstruct past hydrological conditions. This is complemented with optically stimulated luminescence data for additional depositional age information, surface water samples and modern soil samples to constrain modern hydrological conditions, and sediment concentration data to gain insights into erosion processes. The data was generated between 2013-02 and 2018-12. The data files are provided in Excel and tab-delimited text versions.
Date made available2019
PublisherGFZ
Geographical coverageKali Gandaki valley, Central Nepal

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