(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

Timing and extent of late Quaternary paleolakes in the Trans-Pecos Closed Basin, West Texas and South-Central New Mexico

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Limneotectonics Lab., Dep. Geography, Univ. Utah, Salt Lake City, ETATS-UNIS


The Trans-Pecos Closed Basin is a hydrographically closed region covering 20,000 km[2] centered on Salt Basin, Texas. Geomorphic and limnetic evidence have been used to identify 4 major highstands for Lake King during the last glacial maximum (LGM). Additional geomorphic features from a second paleolake, Lake Sacramento, have been found in the Beargrass subbasin. They identify lake cycles contemporaneous with those in Lake King. The contemporaneity of the trans-Pecos transgressions with transgressive events in the region suggests that paleolakes were in phase with respect to abrupt climate changes during the latter stages of the LGM


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 1997, vol. 47, no3 [pp. 306-315]

Bibliographic references : 33 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



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