Data of dissolved gas, tritium, stable isotopes, and major ion for Lake Vanda (Wright Valley), Lake Fryxell (Taylor Valley), Lake Hoare (Taylor Valley), and Lake Joyce (Pearce Valley): 2005-2006 Antarctic Season
As part of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, a systematic aqueous geochemical sampling program has been undertaken. A series of water samples have been collected and analyzed for major ion chemistry by ion chromatography. The concentrations of ions cover a wide range of total dissolved solids from fresh to hypersaline lake waters. This dataset shows concentrations of lithium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, chlorine, bromine, and SO4 found along the sediment/water interface of Taylor Valley lakes.