(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

Paleomagnetic investigation of lake Lahontan sediments and its application for dating pluvial events in the Northwestern Great Basin

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept of Environmental Science, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, ETATS-UNIS


A comparison of paleomagnetic secular variation in sediment of Pleistocene Lake lahontan in the northwestern Great basin with secular variation in lake sediment in the Mono Basin, California, indicates that Lake Lahontan was in the valley of the Truckee River between Pyramid Lake and Wadsworth, Nevada, from about 19,000 to 13,000 yr B.P. On the basis of field mapping and tephrochronology, the sections of older lacustrine sediments are not coeval. The apparent, but erroneous, correlation of those sediments emphasizes the need for multiple dating methods when paleomagnetic secular variation is used to date stratigraphy


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 1997, vol. 47, no1 [pp. 45-53]

Bibliographic references : 33 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



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