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Holocene Climate Inferred from Oxygen Isotope Ratios in Lake Sediments, Central Brooks Range, Alaska

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2001

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Anderson, L., Abbott, M. B., and Finney, B. P., 2001, Holocene Climate Inferred from Oxygen Isotope Ratios in Lake Sediments, Central Brooks Range, Alaska: Quaternary Research, v. 55, no. 3, p. 313-321.

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Analyses of sediment cores from two lakes in the central Brooks Range provide temperature and moisture balance information for the past similar to 8500 cal yr at century-scale resolution. Two methods of oxygen isotope analysis are used to reconstruct past changes in the effective moisture (precipitation minus evaporation) and temperature. Effective moisture is inferred from oxygen isotope ratios in sediment cellulose from Meli Lake (area similar to 0.13 km super(2), depth 19.4 m). The lake has a low watershed-to-lake-area ratio (7) and significant evaporation relative to input. Summer temperature shifts are based on oxygen isotope analyses of endogenic calcite from Tangled Up Lake (area similar to 0.25 km super(2), depth 3.5 m). This [...]

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nwblcc-20160306.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1006/qres.2001.2219
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 0033-5894, 0033-5894

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