Biological, chronological, geochemical and physical sedimentological data for the LP08 lake sediment record extracted from Lago Pato, Torres del Paine, Chile in 2007-2008

  • Stephen Roberts (Creator)
  • Robert McCulloch (Creator)
  • Sarah Davies (Creator)
  • Joseph Emmings (Creator)
  • Mieke Sterken (Creator)
  • Evelien Van de Vyver (Creator)
  • Wim Van Nieuwenhuyze (Creator)
  • Katrien Heirman (Creator)
  • Jeroen Van Wichelen (Creator)
  • Carolina Diaz (Creator)



The dataset comprises of site data and multiproxy analyses of LP08 lake sediment cores extracted from Lago Pato, a small lake basin at -51.3003, -72.6786 and approx 33 m a.s.l., which is topographically separated from Lago del Toro in Torres del Paine (TdP). The data are used to constrain glacier dynamics and lake level change in the TdP and Ultima Esperanza region over the last approx 30,000 cal a BP (30 ka). Data for the LP08 sediment record consist of downcore measurements of biology, chronology, geochemistry, sedimentology proxy data collected from the current depocentre between November 2007 to March 2008. This project was funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) through the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and an UGent BOF bilateral collaboration project. RMcC was supported by Programa Regional R17A10002 and R20F0002 (PATSER) ANID. We gratefully acknowledge the University of Magallanes (UMAG) and the University of Santiago (Carolina Diaz) for assistance with fieldwork; the NERC/SUERC AMS Radiocarbon Facility for providing initial range-finder radiocarbon dates; the NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory (NIGL, now National Environmental Isotope Facility, NEIF, at the British Geological Survey) and Melanie Lang for stable carbon isotope analysis; Aberystwyth University (David Kelly), Durham University (Neil Tunstall and Christopher Longley) and Edinburgh University (Chris Hayward) for use of their core scanning and microprobe facilities and technical support.
Date made available26 Feb 2022
PublisherBritish Antarctic Survey
Date of data productionNov 2007 - Mar 2008
Geographical coverageLago Pato, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Geospatial point-51.30033, -72.67861Show on map

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