Reference : Temporal evolution of sediment supply in Lago Puyehue (Southern Chile) during the last 6...
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/24732
Temporal evolution of sediment supply in Lago Puyehue (Southern Chile) during the last 600 yr and its climatic significance
English
Bertrand, S. [> > > >]
Boes, X. [> > > >]
Castiaux, J. [> > > >]
Charlet, F. [> > > >]
Urrutia, R. [> > > >]
Espinoza, C. [> > > >]
Lepoint, Gilles mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences et gestion de l'environnement > Océanologie >]
Charlier, Bernard [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de géologie > Pétrologie et géochimie endogènes >]
Fagel, Nathalie mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de géologie > Argiles, géochimie et environnements sédimentaires >]
2005
Quaternary Research
Academic Press
64
2
163-175
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0033-5894
San Diego
CA
[en] Southern Chile ; last millennium ; palcolimnology ; Little Ice Age ; sediments
[en] Short-term climate changes in Southern Chile are investigated by a multi-proxy analysis of a 53-cm-long sedimentary sequence selected among eight short cores retrieved in Lago Puyehue (Chile, 40 degrees S). This core contains a 600-yr-long undisturbed record of paleo-precipitation changes. Two measurement methods for sediment density, organic matter and biogenic silica contents are compared and the most appropriate techniques are selected. Together with aluminium and titanium concentrations, grain size and geochemical properties of the organic matter, these proxies are used to demonstrate paleo-precipitation changes around 40 degrees S. Increase of terrigenous particle supply between A.D. 1490 and A.D. 1700 suggests a humid period. Contemporaneously, delta C-13 data show increasing lake productivity, in response to the high nutrient supply. The A.D. 1700-1900 interval is characterized by a decreasing terrigenous supply and increasing delta C-13 values, interpreted as a drying period. The magnetic susceptibility signal, reflecting the terrigenous/biogenic ratio, demonstrates that similar variations occur in all the undisturbed sedimentary environments of Lago Puyehue. The A.D. 1490-1700 wet period is associated with the onset of the European Little Ice Age (LIA) and interpreted as its local signature. This work supports the fact that the LIA was a global event, not only restricted to the Northern Hemisphere. (c) 2005 University of Washington. All rights reserved.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/24732
10.1016/j.yqres.2005.06.005
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