Moon Lake 11,000 Year Diatom-inferred Salinity Data
Entry ID: NOAA-NCDC_PALEO_2003-030

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Summary
Abstract: 11,000 year diatom-derived salinity record, interpreted as a drought intensity
and frequency proxy on the Great Plains of North America Site: Moon Lake, North
Dakota, USA (46 51' 27" N, 98 09' 30" W. ~35 ha, max. depth ~13m).

ABSTRACT (from the online documentation):
Estimates of past lake-water salinity from fossil diatom assemblages
were used to infer past climatic conditions at Moon Lake, a ... View entire text
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Caption:  Salinity as a measure of drought, Moon Lake
Description:  Salinity as a measure of drought, Moon Lake

 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 46.88   S: 46.88   E: -98.15   W: -98.15
Min Depth: 0 M Max Depth: 13 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Laird, K.R., Fritz, S.C., Grimm, E.C., and Mueller, P.G.
Dataset Title: Moon Lake 11,000 Year Diatom-inferred Salinity Data
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDCA CONTRIBUTION SERIES NUMBER: 2003-030
Dataset Release Date: April 2003
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: 2003-030
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
Online Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/drought/drght_laird96.html
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 11,000 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
Chrono Unit:
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder Supplemental Info
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
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Lab.
Department of Biology
Queen's University
City: Kingston
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K7L3N6
Country: Canada
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Publications/References
Laird, K.R., Fritz, S.C., Grimm, E.C., and Mueller, P.G. (1996) Century-scale paleoclimatic reconstructions from Moon Lake, a closed-basin lake in the northern Great Plains. Limnol. Oceanogr. 41(5): 890-902.

Laird, K.R., S.C. Fritz, K.A. Maasch, and B.F. Cumming, 1996, Greater drought intensity and frequency before AD 1200 in the Northern Great Plains, USA, Nature v.384 552-554.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-12-13
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