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A fan dam for Tulare Lake, California, and implications for the Wisconsin glacial history of the Sierra Nevada.

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Abstract

Four stratigraphically consistent 14C dates on peat and wood give an age of 26 000 yr BP for the start of Tulare Lake's late Wisconsin transgression. An earlier enlargement of Tulare Lake probably resulted from a fan dam produced by the penultimate major (Tahoe) glaciation of the Sierra Nevada. Average sedimentation rates inferred from depths to a 600 000-yr-old clay and from radiocarbon dates indicate that this earlier lake originated no later than 100 000 yr BP. The Tahoe glaciation therefore is probably pre- Wisconsin. -from Authors

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Publication type:
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Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A fan dam for Tulare Lake, California, and implications for the Wisconsin glacial history of the Sierra Nevada.
Series title:
Geological Society of America Bulletin
Volume
97
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
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Article
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Geological Society of America Bulletin
First page:
97
Last page:
109