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Climate Versus Changes in 13C Content of the Organic Component of Lake Sediments During the Late Quarternary

  • Minze Stuiver (a1)

Abstract

Several factors influence the long-term 13C record of the organic component in lake sediments. Two of the more predominant ones are changes in hardness of the water and changes in organic productivity. In general, during colder climatic episodes, 13C values are lower. Of 12 lakes studied, 4 have 13C records with large changes in 13C content that are to a certain degree correlative with climatic changes.

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