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Oxygen and Carbon Isotopic Data from Wellington Creek, Lorain County, Ohio
Entry ID: CSUOHIO_CESTP_EDP_19960010


Summary
Abstract: Oxygen isotopic values have been obtained from microsamples of the
aragonitic freshwater bivalves Sphaerium striatinum (Pisidiidae) and
Anodonta grandis (Unionidae) alive from Wellington Creek, Ohio. To
test whether these organisms secrete their shell in isotopic
equilibrium, the delta 18O values of shell aragonite are compared to
ambient water temperature and delta 18O values monitored for > 1
year. These bivalves were chosen for study because they are abundant
in surface sediments and cores from Lake Erie where they represent a
source of information on the environmental history of the lake. The
observed mean values are -5.54% for A. grandis and -6.16% for
S. striatinum. The mean delta 18O value expected for bivalve
aragonite if equilibrium precipitation is occurring during May-August
in Wellington Creek is -5.69%. The similarity between measured and
predicted isotopic values for both species suggests that they are
useful sources of paleoenvironmental data. Overall, the isotopic
values for both species reflects less than one half of the calculated
range of potential biogenic aragonite values for the stream and omits
recording evaporative conditions associated with ponded water. Bivalve
delta 18O and delta 13C data co-vary. The delta 13C data are highly
negative and values could reflect 12C enrichment of dissolved organic
carbon from organic matter oxidation and/or ingestion of food carbon.

This work was part of the project: Stable Isotopic Composition of
Biogenic Carbonate from Lake Erie Drainage.

URL for CSUOHIO/CESTP metadata:
"http://www.csuohio.edu/cestp/dataproj/metadata/isotopes.htm"

Geographic Coverage
 N: 42.0 S: 41.0  E: -82.0  W: -83.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Tevesz, M.J.S.; E. Barrera, E; S.F. Schwelgien
Dataset Title: Oxygen and Carbon Isotopic Data From Wellington Creek, Lorain County, Ohio
Dataset Release Date: 1996-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Cleveland, Ohio
Version: Not provided


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > OHIO


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >MOLLUSKS >BIVALVES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS >RIVERS/STREAM    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE ECOSYSTEMS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE ECOSYSTEMS >BENTHIC    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS >ISOTOPES >STABLE ISOTOPES    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS >MACROFOSSILS >BIVALVES    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS >MACROFOSSILS >MOLLUSKS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS >OXYGEN ISOTOPES >DELTA 18-O    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS >RADIOCARBON >DELTA 13-C    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER CHEMISTRY >STREAM CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER FEATURES >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >ISOTOPES >STABLE ISOTOPES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >WATER CHARACTERISTICS >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >GASES >DISSOLVED OXYGEN >OXYGEN ISOTOPES OF AMBIENT WATER    [Definition]


Quality
Isotopic values for carbonate were corrected for acid fractionation
and the presence of 17O. Calibration and precision of the analyses
were monitored by daily analysis of standards NBS-18 and NBS-19. It
was determined that precision is better than +/- 0.1 per mil.


Use Constraints
unlimited; please notify M.J.S. Tevesz and cite properly


Keywords
CARBON ISOTOPES
DELTA 13C BIOGENIC ARAGONITE
DELTA 18O COMPOSITION OF BIOGEN
DELTA 18O OF AMBIENT WATER
FRESHWATER ECOLOGY
GEOCHEMISTRY
LAKE ERIE
LAKE ERIE DRAINAGE
OXYGEN ISOTOPES
PALEOLIMNOLOGY
STABLE ISOTOPES
WELLINGTON CREEK


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Center for Environmental Science, Technology and Policy, Cleveland State University    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.csuohio.edu/cestp/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ELIZABETH WHIPPO CLINE
Phone: (216) 687-4835
Fax: (216) 687-5393
Email: e.w.cline at csuohio.edu
Contact Address:
Center for Environmental Science, Technology and Policy
Cleveland State University
1899 East 22nd Street, MC219
City: Cleveland
Province or State: Ohio
Postal Code: 44114-4434
Country: USA



Distribution
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Distribution_Format: compressed ascii
Fees: none


Personnel
ENRIQUETA BARRERA
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 330-972-5489
Fax: 330-972-7611
Email: barrera at uakron.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Geology
University of Akron
City: Akron
Province or State: Ohio
Postal Code: 44325
Country: USA


ELIZABETH WHIPPO CLINE
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: (216) 687-4835
Fax: (216) 687-5393
Email: e.w.cline at csuohio.edu
Contact Address:
Center for Environmental Science, Technology and Policy
Cleveland State University
1899 East 22nd Street, MC219
City: Cleveland
Province or State: Ohio
Postal Code: 44114-4434
Country: USA


STEPHEN F. SCHWELGIEN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 216-579-2058
Fax: 216-579-3050
Email: sschwelgien at cleve.frb.org
Contact Address:
Department of Geological Sciences
Cleveland State University
City: Cleveland
Province or State: Ohio
Postal Code: 44115
Country: USA


MICHAEL J.S. TEVESZ
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 216-687-3508
Fax: 216-523-7200
Email: m.tevesz at csuohio.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Geological Sciences
Cleveland State University
City: Cleveland
Province or State: Ohio
Postal Code: 44115
Country: USA


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1970-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-05-25



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