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Lake Chichancanab Isotope and Mineralogy Data: Central American Drought and the Classic Maya Civilization
Entry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_2001-014

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Summary
Abstract: Oxygen isotope and sediment composition data from Lake Chichancanab, Mexico.
The data are interpreted as a moisture balance proxy, and indicate drought
conditions in the years 800-1000 AD, corresponding to the collapse of the
Classic Maya civilization. For mare information, see:
"http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/paleo/drought/drght_mayan.html"

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Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to Lake Chichancanab data and documentation


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Description: Information and access to data


Geographic Coverage
 N: 23.0 S: 5.0  E: -75.0  W: -105.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Hodell, D.A., J. H. Curtis, and M. Brenner
Dataset Title: Lake Chichancanab Isotope and Mineralogy Data
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDCA CONTRIBUTION SERIES NUMBER: 2001-014
Dataset Release Date: February 2001
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: 2001-014
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
Online Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/drought/drght_mayan.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 0800-01-01
Stop Date: 1000-12-31


Paleo_Temporal_Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 9700 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
Chrono Unit:


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > MEXICO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >WEATHER EVENTS >DROUGHTS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >FLOODS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS >ISOTOPES    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS >MICROFOSSILS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS >OXYGEN ISOTOPES    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS >SEDIMENTS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS >STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >DROUGHTS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
OCEANS


Project
PAGES >Past Global Changes, IGBP    [Information]


Keywords
Maya civilization
drought
climate change
Lake Chichancanab
Yucatan


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
NOAA/NCDC


Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
NOAA/NCDC Code E/GCx3
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: online ftp, www
Distribution_Format: ascii, excel
Fees: none


Personnel
DAVID A. HODDELL
Role: INVESTIGATOR


M. BRENNER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
University of Florida
Province or State: FL
Country: USA


JASON H. CURTIS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
University of Florida
Province or State: FL
Country: USA


Publications/References
Hodell, D.A., J. H. Curtis, and M. Brenner. 1995. Possible role of climate in
the collapse of the Classic Maya Civilization. Nature 375:391-394.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27



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