Paleolimnology and paleoclimate studies in Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon

Journal of Paleolimnology
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Abstract

The subsiding Upper Klamath Lake Basin contains sediments that were continuously deposited in a shallow, freshwater lake for more than 40 000 years. Well dated by radiometric methods and containing volcanic ashes of known age, these sediments constitute a valuable paleoclimate record. Sediment constituents and properties that reflect past climatic conditions in the area include pollen, diatoms, sediment geochemistry, and sediment magnetic properties. Many of these proxy measurements are also useful for comparing natural conditions in the lake to conditions following human settlement. Because of its location, the paleoclimate record from Upper Klamath Lake is valuable for comparisons to offshore marine records and as part of latitudinal transects of paleoclimate records along the west coast of the Americas.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Paleolimnology and paleoclimate studies in Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon
Series title Journal of Paleolimnology
DOI 10.1023/B:JOPL.0000019235.72107.92
Volume 31
Issue 2
Year Published 2004
Language English
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
Contributing office(s) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 10 p.
First page 129
Last page 138
Country United States
State Oregon
Other Geospatial Upper Klamath Lake