European Diatom Database-Spanish Saline Lake DatasetEntry ID: uk_nc_eddi_spain
Abstract: The European Diatom Database (EDDI) is a web-based information system designed
to enhance the application of diatom analysis to problems of surface water
acidification, eutrophication and climate change.
The Spanish training set includes 74 samples from 57 sites situated between
42N and 36S in latitude, 6W and 2E in longitude. Sampling was restricted to
endorheic zones of flat topography, from ... the interior plateau: La Mancha and
Albacete (central Spain) and Zamora (northeastern Spain), and from the lowlands
of Andaluc?a (southern Spain) and the Ebro basin (northeastern Spain), at
altitudes ranging from 2-1020m asl. Conductivity ranges from 150 to 338,000 ?S
cm-1. There is a tendency for water chemistry to be dominated by sulphates in
the central plateau region, chlorides in Andaluca, and mixed chloride- or
sulphate-dominance in the Ebro basin, dependent on the mineralogy of underlying
Tertiary or Triassic marine or continental evaporites. Carbonate-dominated
waters are rare, comprising a small number of freshwater, karstic systems.
Samples were collected by J. Reed during her PhD (UCL Geography). Following
removal of four outliers from the training set, a conductivity transfer
function (r2 = 0.91) was derived for Spanish salt lakes (Reed 1995, 1998),
which has been applied to one Spanish sequence (Reed 1995, Reed in press, Reed
et al., 2001) and in unpublished work in Mexico. Based mainly on the above
combined African transfer function, optima from the Spanish transfer function
were also used in conductivity reconstruction for sites in Turkey (Reed et al.
1999, Roberts et al. 2001).
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Jane Reed
Dataset Title: European Diatom Database-Spanish Saline Lake Dataset
Dataset Release Place: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Dataset Publisher: The University of NewcastleOnline Resource: http://craticula.ncl.ac.uk/Eddi/jsp/datasetdesc.jsp?DatasetId=Spain
This description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Start Date: 1990-01-01Stop Date: 1993-12-31
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MICROALGAE > DIATOMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MICROALGAE > DIATOMS > DIATOM
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PROTISTS > DIATOMS
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS > LAKE/POND > SALT LAKES
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS > LAKE/POND > SALINE LAKES
LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > SEDIMENT CHEMISTRY > SURFACE SEDIMENT SAMPLES
LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > SEDIMENTS > SURFACE SEDIMENT SAMPLES
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER > GROUND WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS > SALTWATER INTRUSION
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER FEATURES > LAKES/RESERVOIRS > LAKEWATER CHEMICAL DATA
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > WATER CHARACTERISTICS > ALKALINITY
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > WATER CHARACTERISTICS > CHLOROPHYLL CONCENTRATIONS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > WATER CHARACTERISTICS > CONDUCTIVITY
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > NUTRIENTS > NITROGEN COMPOUNDS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > WATER CHARACTERISTICS > pH > LAKEWATER PH TRANSFER FUNCTION
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CONTAMINANTS > TRACE METALS
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 44 1482 466 061
Fax: 44 1482 466 340
Email: J.M.Reed at geo.hull.ac.uk
Department of Geography, University of Hull,
City: Cottingham Road
Province or State: Hull
Postal Code: HU6 7RX
Reed, J. (1995). The potential of diatoms, ostracods and other
palaeolimnological indicators for Holocene palaeoclimate research in southern
Spanish salt lakes. Limnetica 12: 25-39.
Reed, J. (1995). The potential of diatoms and other palaeolimnological
indicators for Holocene palaeoclimate reconstruction from Spanish salt lakes,
with special reference to the ... Laguna de Medina (Cadiz, southwest Spain).
Unpublished PhD, University College London.
Reed, J. M. (1998). Diatom preservation in the recent sediment record of
Spanish lakes: implications for palaeoclimate study. Journal of Paleolimnology
Reed, J. M. (1998). A diatom-conductivity transfer function for Spanish salt
lakes. Journal of Paleolimnology 19: 399-416.
Reed, J.M., Roberts, N. and Leng, M.J., 1999. An evaluation of the diatom
response to Late Quaternary environmental change in two lakes in the Konya
Basin, Turkey, by comparison with stable isotope data. Quaternary Science
Reviews 18: 631-647.
Reed, J.M., Stevenson, A.C. and Juggins, S., 2001. A multi-proxy record of
Holocene climate change in southwest Spain: the Laguna de Medina, C?diz. The
Holocene 11: 705-717.
Roberts, N., Reed, J., Leng. M.J., Kuzucuoglu, C., Fontugne, M., Bertaux, J.,
Woldring, H., Bottema, S., Black, S., Hunt, E. and Karabiyikoglu, M.., 2001.
The tempo of Holocene climatic change in the eastern Mediterranean region: new
high-resolution crater-lake sediment data from central Turkey. The Holocene 11.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-09-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23
Future DIF Review Date: 2003-09-23