Articles | Volume 18, issue 20
Biogeosciences, 18, 5609–5638, 2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 5609–5638, 2021

Research article 20 Oct 2021

Research article | 20 Oct 2021

Towards a history of Holocene P dynamics for the Northern Hemisphere using lake sediment geochemical records

Madeleine Moyle et al.

Data sets

Holocene records of Sediment Inferred [lake water] Total Phosphorus concentration (SI-TP) and landscape phosphorus yield Madeleine Moyle, John Boyle, and Richard Chiverrell

Short summary
We reconstruct Holocene landscape P yield and lake water TP concentration for 24 sites across the Northern Hemisphere by applying a process model to published lake sediment geochemical records. We find sites with the same landscape development history show similar geochemical profiles depending on climate, human impact, and other local factors. Our reconstructions can be used to understand present-day terrestrial P cycling, lake water nutrient status, and export of terrestrial P to the oceans.
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