Moon Lake Diatom Salinity-Drought Data, 350 BC - 1980 AD
Entry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_1998-015

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Summary
Abstract: Drought intensity and frequency on the Great Plains of North America inferred
from Diatom derived salinity reconstructions in Moon Lake, North Dakota, USA
(46 51' 27" N, 98 09' 30" W. ~35 ha, max. depth ~13m).

Reconstructed extreme droughts are more frequent before 1200 AD
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Description: Additional information, links, illustrations and data on Moon Lake
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 46.86   S: 46.86   E: -98.16   W: -98.16
Min Depth: 0 M Max Depth: 13 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Laird, K.R., S.C. Fritz, K.A. Maasch, and B.F. Cumming
Dataset Title: Moon Lake Diatom Salinity-Drought Data
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDCA CONTRIBUTION SERIES NUMBER: 1998-015
Dataset Release Date: April 1998
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: 1998-015
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: 2300 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 ww, ftp
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., 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.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-12-13
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