Notes on the GEOSECS 210Pb Dataset

The 210Pb and 226Ra data contained on this and related web pages were collated as part of a continuing project to investigate the distribution of natural Pb isotopes in the oceans prior to anthropogenic perturbation.

If you have comments or suggestions, please contact me at gideonh@earth.ox.ac.uk

The dataset; stat. = GEOSECS station number; latitudes and longitudes are decimal; north and east are positive; depths are in metres; 210Pb measurements are in dpm/100kg.

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GEOSECS 210Pb References

All GEOSECS 210Pb data:

  • Ostlund H. G., Craig H., Broecker W. S. and Spencer D. (1987). GEOSECS Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean expeditions, Vol 7 Shorebased data and graphic. Washington, D.C.

Discussed in:

  • Bacon M. P., Spencer D. W., and Brewer P. G. (1976) 210Pb/226Ra and 210Po/210Pb disequilibria in seawater and suspended particulate matter. Earth Planet. Sci. Letters 32, 277-296.
  • Chung Y. (1981) 210Pb and 226Ra distributions in the circumpolar waters. Earth Planet. Sci. Letters 55, 205-216.
  • Chung Y. (1987) 210Pb in the western Indian Ocean: distribution, disequilibrium, and partitioning between dissolved and particulate phases. Earth Planet. Sci. Letters 85, 28-40.
  • Chung Y. and Craig H. (1983) 210Pb in the Pacific: the GEOSECS measurements of particulate and dissolved concentrations. Earth Planet. Sci. Letters 65, 406-432.
  • Chung Y., Finkel R., Bacon M. P., Cochran J. K. and Krishnaswami S. (1983) Intercomparison of 210Pb measurements at GEOSECS station 500 in the northeast Pacific. Earth Planet. Sci. Letters 65, 393-405.
  • Cochran J. K., Bacon M. P., Krishnaswami S. and Turekian K. K. (1983) 210Po and 210Pb distributions in the central and eastern Indian ocean. Earth Planet. Sci. Letters 65, 433-452.
  • Nozaki Y., Thomson J. and Turekian K. K. (1976) The distribution of 210Pb and 210Po in the surface waters of the Pacific Ocean. Earth Planet. Sci. Letters 32, 304-3.
  • Nozaki Y., Turekian K. K. and Von Damm K. (1980) 210Pb in GEOSECS water profiles from the North Pacific. Earth Planet. Sci. Letters 49, 393-400.
  • Somayajulu B. L. K. and Craig H. (1976) Particulate and soluble 210Pb activities in the deep sea. Earth Planet. Sci. Letters 32, 268-276.