Chronology for fluctuations in late Pleistocene Sierra Nevada glaciers and lakes

Fred M. Phillips, Marek G Zreda, Larry V. Benson, Mitchell A. Plummer, David Elmore, Pankaj Sharma

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Abstract

Mountain glaciers, because of their small size, are usually close to equilibrium with the local climate and thus should provide a test of whether temperature oscillations in Greenland late in the last glacial period are part of global-scale climate variability or are restricted to the North Atlantic region. Correlation of cosmogenic chlorine-36 dates on Sierra Nevada moraines with a continuous radiocarbon-dated sediment record from nearby Owens Lake shows that Sierra Nevada glacial advances were associated with Heinrich events 5, 3, 2, and 1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)749-751
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume274
Issue number5288
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1996

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chronology
glacier
chlorine isotope
Pleistocene
Heinrich event
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climate
Last Glacial
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Phillips, F. M., Zreda, M. G., Benson, L. V., Plummer, M. A., Elmore, D., & Sharma, P. (1996). Chronology for fluctuations in late Pleistocene Sierra Nevada glaciers and lakes. Science, 274(5288), 749-751. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.274.5288.749

Chronology for fluctuations in late Pleistocene Sierra Nevada glaciers and lakes. / Phillips, Fred M.; Zreda, Marek G; Benson, Larry V.; Plummer, Mitchell A.; Elmore, David; Sharma, Pankaj.

In: Science, Vol. 274, No. 5288, 01.11.1996, p. 749-751.

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Phillips, FM, Zreda, MG, Benson, LV, Plummer, MA, Elmore, D & Sharma, P 1996, 'Chronology for fluctuations in late Pleistocene Sierra Nevada glaciers and lakes', Science, vol. 274, no. 5288, pp. 749-751. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.274.5288.749
Phillips, Fred M. ; Zreda, Marek G ; Benson, Larry V. ; Plummer, Mitchell A. ; Elmore, David ; Sharma, Pankaj. / Chronology for fluctuations in late Pleistocene Sierra Nevada glaciers and lakes. In: Science. 1996 ; Vol. 274, No. 5288. pp. 749-751.
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