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Reinterpretation of the Burmester core, Bonneville basin, Utah

Quaternary Research

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DOI: 10.1006/qres.1999.2058

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Abstract

Initial interpretation of the sediments from the Burmester core (Eardley et al. (1973). Geological Society of America Bulletin 84, 211-216) indicated that 17 deep-lake cycles, separated by shallow-lake and soil-forming intervals, occurred in the Bonneville basin during the Brunhes Chron (the last 780 x 103 yr). Our re-examination of the core, along with new sedimentological, geochronological, and paleontological data, indicate that only four deep-lake cycles occurred during this period, apparently correlative with marine oxygen-isotope stages 2, 6, 12, and 16. This interpretation suggests that large lakes formed in the Bonneville basin only during the most extensive of the Northern Hemisphere glaciations.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Reinterpretation of the Burmester core, Bonneville basin, Utah
Series title:
Quaternary Research
DOI:
10.1006/qres.1999.2058
Volume
52
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Quaternary Research
First page:
180
Last page:
184