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Isotopic evidence of Holocene climatic change in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Quaternary Research

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DOI: 10.1016/0033-5894(88)90010-5

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Abstract

The ??D of cellulose from 14C-dated wood, collected in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, decreased by about 45??? from 9600 to 3100 yr B.P. and an additional 25??? to the present. The wood samples are from trees that grew above present-day tree line and reflect a time of warmer average summer temperatures. These changes in ??D are interpreted to indicate a major change during the Holocene in the sources of moisture, in the seasonality of precipitation, or in both. ?? 1988.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Isotopic evidence of Holocene climatic change in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Series title:
Quaternary Research
DOI:
10.1016/0033-5894(88)90010-5
Volume
30
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1988
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Publisher location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Quaternary Research
First page:
350
Last page:
353
Number of Pages:
4