(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1999)

Document title

Highest pluvial-lake shorelines and Pleistocene climate of the Western Great Basin

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Shoreline altitudes of several pluvial lakes in the western Great Basin of North America record successively smaller lakes from the early to the late Pleistocene. This decrease in lake size indicates a long-term drying trend in the regional climate that is not seen in global marine oxygen-isotope records. The previously unknown lake levels also reflect significant changes in tectonics, and (or) drainage-basin configurations, and could have facilitated migration of aquatic species in the Great Basin


Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research / ISSN 0033-5894 / CODEN QRESAV

Editor : Elsevier, San Diego, CA - ETATS-UNIS (1970)

Millesime : 1999, vol. 52, no2 [pp. 196-205]

Bibliographic references : 53 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15739

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