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Seasonality of delta C-13 and C/N ratios in modern and mid-holocene sediments in the Severn Estuary levels, SW Britain

Allen, J. R. L., Lamb, A. L. and Dark, P. (2007) Seasonality of delta C-13 and C/N ratios in modern and mid-holocene sediments in the Severn Estuary levels, SW Britain. Holocene, 17 (1). pp. 139-144. ISSN 0959-6836

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1177/0959683607073296

Abstract/Summary

Bulk organic VC and C/N ratios from mid-Holocene salt-marsh deposits with sedimentary banding reveal subtle but significant differences between coarse- and fine-grained deposits. These are consistent with findings from seasonally sampled modern silts, and with the interpretation, on physical and palynological grounds, of the fine-grained and coarse-grained components as warm-season and cold-season deposits, respectively. The control is considered to be seasonal variations in the character of the organic matter supplied.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science
ID Code:3189
Uncontrolled Keywords:Severn Estuary Holocene estuarine silts delta(13C) and C/N values seasonal effects STABLE CARBON-ISOTOPE PARTICULATE ORGANIC-CARBON SALT-MARSH SEDIMENTS SEA-LEVEL SOUTHWEST BRITAIN MERSEY ESTUARY MATTER UK PRESERVATION INDICATORS
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