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SPRUCE Peat Mercury, Methylmercury, and Sulfur Concentrations from Experimental Plot Cores, beginning in 2014


This data set reports the results of mercury, methylmercury, and sulfur measurements from peat core samples collected at SPRUCE experimental study plots located in the S1-Bog. Sample collection and analyses started in June of 2014 and will continue for the duration of the experiment. This current version includes data through 2019 (2014-06-03 to 2019-08-20).  Data will be added to this data set and released to the public periodically as quality assurance and publication of results are accomplished. Data are presented in a single comma separated (*.csv) file.

Core samples are collected annually from all 12 plots to a depth of 200cm in 10cm and 25cm increments. Samples are analyzed for total mercury concentration, methylmercury concentration, percent carbon, percent nitrogen, and percent sulfur.


Pierce, CE, S Psarska, J Brozowski, SD Sebestyen, RK Kolka, JLM Gutknecht, EA Nater, & BM Toner. 2019. SPRUCE Peat Mercury, Methylmercury and Sulfur Concentrations from Experimental Plot Cores, Beginning in 2014. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TES SFA, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.  




Tuesday, December 17, 2019

SPRUCE ID: spruce.074


Mercury sampes were colllected into special containers and placed under a nitrogen atmosphere.

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