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Uranium-series age estimates and paleoclimatic significance of Pleistocene tufas from the Lahontan basin, California and Nevada

Quaternary Research

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DOI: 10.1016/0033-5894(88)90021-X

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Abstract

An extended chronology of Lahontan basin lake levels based on uranium-series age estimates correlates with the global ice-volume record. Lake highstands occur at or shortly after times of maximum ice-sheet size. Moderate size lakes occur when the global ice volume is about 80% of its maximum. The data indicate that lake levels rise and fall relative to the proximity of the mean position of the jetstream. When the continental ice sheet is above some threshold size or shape, it appears that the large-scale circulation and climatic conditions are right for producing lakes of moderate to large size within the Lahontan basin. ?? 1988.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Uranium-series age estimates and paleoclimatic significance of Pleistocene tufas from the Lahontan basin, California and Nevada
Series title:
Quaternary Research
DOI:
10.1016/0033-5894(88)90021-X
Volume
30
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1988
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Publisher location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
165
Last page:
176
Number of Pages:
12