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Holocene multidecadal and multicentennial droughts affecting Northern

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2002

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Benson, L, Kashgarian, M, Rye, R, Lund, S, Paillet, F, Smoot, J, Kester, C, Mensing, S, Meko, D, and Lindstrom, S, 2002, Holocene multidecadal and multicentennial droughts affecting Northern: California and Nevada: Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 21, p. 659-682.

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Continuous, high-resolution d18O records from cored sediments of Pyramid Lake, Nevada, indicate that oscillations in the hydrologic balance occurred, on average, about every 150 years (yr) during the past 7630 calendar years (calyr). The records are not stationary; during the past 2740 yr, drought durations ranged from 20 to 100 yr and intervals between droughts ranged from 80 to 230 yr. Comparison of tree-ring-based reconstructions of climate change for the past 1200 yr from the Sierra Nevada and the El Malpais region of northwest New Mexico indicates that severe droughts associated with Anasazi withdrawal from Chaco Canyon at 820 calyrBP (calendar years before present) and final abandonment of Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, and the Kayenta [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Mon Apr 22 12:37:19 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Former Project Tropical and Arid Regions Climate.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b9e4b04b508bfd337b">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b9e4b04b508bfd337b</a>

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