Identification of the dynamics of carbon accumulation in the Verkh-Invenskoe peatland by the method of Loss on Ignition
Keywords:carbon, peatland, LORCA, LOI, paleoecology, Perm Kama region
The Perm Kama region is characterized by numerous promising paleoar chives, and the paleoecological knowledge of the region is uneven. Identification of the dynamics of organic carbon accumulation in peat is included in the complex of studies used to reconstruct the state of the natural environment in the past. We have studied peat deposits of the Verkh-Invenskoe bog in the western part of the region. For this, depth measurements, sampling of a peat column, and laboratory analysis of samples throughout the thickness were performed. As a result, indicators were determined: Bulk Density (further – BD), Organic Matter Bulk Density (further − OMBD), Loss on Ignition (further – LOI), Long term average rate of carbon accumulation (LORCA). For the first time for the western part of the Perm Kama region, numerical data on the dynamics of carbon accumulation over the last 10.9 thousand years have been obtained.
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