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Chronology for fluctuations in late Pleistocene Sierra Nevada glaciers and lakes

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DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5288.749

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Abstract

Mountain glaciers, because of their small size, are usually close to equilibrium with the local climate and thus should provide a test of whether temperature oscillations in Greenland late in the last glacial period are part of global-scale climate variability or are restricted to the North Atlantic region. Correlation of cosmogenic chlorine-36 dates on Sierra Nevada moraines with a continuous radiocarbon-dated sediment record from nearby Owens Lake shows that Sierra Nevada glacial advances were associated with Heinrich events 5, 3, 2, and 1.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Chronology for fluctuations in late Pleistocene Sierra Nevada glaciers and lakes
Series title:
Science
DOI:
10.1126/science.274.5288.749
Volume
274
Issue:
5288
Year Published:
1996
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
749
Last page:
751
Number of Pages:
3