Lago Grande di Monticchio High Resolution Sediment DataEntry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_2002-013
Abstract: Allen et al. 1999 Lago Grande di Monticchio High Resolution Sediment Data.
Multi-proxy lacustrine sediments independantly dated by sedimentation rate
based chronology corroborated by dated tephras. Linked to Mediterranean marine
sediments dated by tephrochronology.
A series of four sediment cores (B, D, J and L) obtained from Lago Grande di
Monticchio (40° 56' N, 15° 35' E, 656 m above sea ... level), a maar lake in
Basilicata, southern Italy, extend to a depth of 72.5 m, and are independently
dated (sedimentation rate based chronology) to 102,000 years. Numerous
vegetation changes were rapid, frequently occurring in less than 200 years,
showing that the terrestrial biosphere participated fully in last-glacial
climate variability. Earlier than 65,000 years ago, the record shows more
climate fluctuations than are apparent in the Greenland ice cores.
Together, the multi-proxy data from the continental and marine records reveal
differences in the seasonal character of climate during successive
interstadials, and provide a step towards determining the underlying
mechanisms of the centennial-millennial-scale variability.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Allen, J.R.M., et al., Brian Huntley,Jörg F.W. Negendank
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDCA CONTRIBUTION SERIES NUMBER: 2002-013
Dataset Release Date: 3/2002
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: 2002-013
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology ProgramOnline Resource: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/paleolimnology/europe/italy/
Start Date: 1987-01-01Stop Date: 1994-04-12
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Quality The data within this data set are derived from Geoscience Australia's corporate ORACLE ROCKCHEM database. Most sample have been collected from Geoscience Australia's geological mapping, however there are also samples from other organisations, particularly universities. The sample information includes analysis results, the location of the sample and a brief geological description which may include the name of the unit sampled. Most sites are accurate to within 100m, a few have accuracies greater than 100m. Geological descriptions of the samples are derived from the geologists field notes.
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DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-04-10
Future DIF Review Date: 2000-10-07