Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Biogeosciences, 14, 1261–1283, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-1261-2017

Special issue: Climate–carbon–cryosphere interactions in the...

Biogeosciences, 14, 1261–1283, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-1261-2017

Research article 15 Mar 2017

Research article | 15 Mar 2017

Yedoma Ice Complex of the Buor Khaya Peninsula (southern Laptev Sea)

Lutz Schirrmeister et al.

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We investigate late Pleistocene permafrost at the Buor Khaya Peninsula (Laptev Sea, Siberia) for cryolithological, geochemical, and geochronological parameters. The sequences were composed of ice-oversaturated silts and fine-grained sands with 0.2 to 24 wt% of organic matter. The deposition was between 54.1 and 9.7 kyr BP. Due to coastal erosion, the biogeochemical signature of the deposits represents the terrestrial end-member, and is related to organic matter deposited in the marine realm.
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