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Temporal hydrologic and chemical records from the Ox Bel Ha cave network within the coastal aquifer of the Yucatan Peninsula, from January 2015 to January 2016

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Start Date
2015-01-15
End Date
2016-01-23

Citation

Brankovits, D., Pohlman, J.W., Mann, A.G., and Lapham, L.L., 2018, Temporal hydrologic and chemical records from the Ox Bel Ha cave network within the coastal aquifer of the Yucatan Peninsula, from January 2015 to January 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9U0KRVM.

Summary

Natural cave passages penetrating a coastal aquifer in the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico) were accessed to investigate how regional meteorology and hydrology control methane dynamics in karst subterranean estuaries. Three field trips were carried out in January 2015, June 2015, and January 2016 to obtain year-long high-resolution temporal records of water chemistry and environmental parameters below and above the surface at a site (Cenote Bang) within the Ox Bel Ha cave network. These efforts resulted in chemical records of dissolved methane concentrations and its stable carbon isotopic content and major ion concentrations (i.e., chloride and sulfate) in approximately 2.5-day resolution from January 2015 to January 2016, sampled by OsmoSamplers. [...]

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Purpose

These data are used to investigate how regional meteorology and hydrology control carbon cycling and methane dynamics in the karst subterranean estuary.

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