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Reconstructing paleo lake levels from relict shorelines along the Upper Great Lakes

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Reconstructing paleo lake levels from relict shorelines along the Upper Great Lakes; 2004; Article; Journal; Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management; Baedke, Steve J.; Thompson, Todd A.; Johnston, John W.; Wilcox, Douglas A.

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Shorelines of the upper Great Lakes include many embayments that contain strandplains of beach ridges. These former shoreline positions of the lakes can be used to determine changes in the elevation of the lakes through time, and they also provide information on the warping of the ground surface that is occurring in the Great Lakes after the weight of glacial ice was removed. Relative lake-level hydrographs can be created by coring the beach ridges to determine the elevation of basal foreshore (swash zone) deposits in each ridge and by obtaining radiocarbon dates of basal wetland sediments between ridges to generate an age model for the ridges. Because the relative-level hydrographs are the combination of lake-level change and vertical [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1080/14634980490513274
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