Geochemical X ray fluorescence log ratio time series data for two sediment cores, LP08 and LP16, extracted from Lago Pato, Torres del Paine, Southern Chile

  • Sarah Davies (Creator)
  • Joseph F. Emmings (Creator)
  • Robert D. Mcculloch (Creator)
  • Stephen J. Roberts (Creator)



The dataset comprises of X ray fluorescence log ratio time series data for two sediment cores from Lago Pato, a small lake basin at 51.3003 S, 72.6786 W 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). LP08 was extracted from the current depocentre in November 2007 to March 2008. LP16 was extracted the terrestrial shoreline in November 2015.

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 available01 Mar 2022
PublisherBritish Antarctic Survey
Date of data productionNov 2007 - Nov 2015
Geographical coverageLago Pato, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Geospatial point-51.3003,-72.6786Show on map

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