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Dune Lake, Alaska 12,000 Year Multiproxy Sediment Data



This dataset contains opal, organic carbon and nitrogen contents, and organic δ13C (carbon-13) and δN15 (nitrogen-15) stable isotopes that were analyzed on a sedimentary sequence spanning the past ~12,000 years from Dune Lake, a shallow groundwater-fed lake in the boreal forest region of central interior Alaska. The unusual hydrology of this system relative to most other lakes studied for paleoclimate in this region provides a novel insight into different seasonal aspects of Alaskan paleoclimatology. The record is consistent with a general long-term decrease in wintertime precipitation, possibly accompanied by an increase in permafrost extent, over the Holocene.

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Spatial Type multiple
Frequency other
Language English
Grant Code 0909310
ISO Topic Categories
  • inlandWaters
GCMD Science Keywords Expand keywords
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 1000-01-01 00:00:00
End datetime 2014-06-11 00:00:00

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Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 64.4232, Minimum (South) Latitude: 64.4232
Minimum (West) Longitude: -149.9043, Maximum (East) Longitude: -149.9043

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Bruce P. Finney <>

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