Crooked Pond, Massachusetts Lake Level and Hydrogen Isotope Data

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Originator: Shuman, B., J. Bravo, J. Kaye, J.A. Lynch, P. Newby, and T. Webb, III.
Publication_Date: March 2006
Title: Crooked Pond, Massachusetts Lake Level and Hydrogen Isotope Data
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Series_Name: IGBP PAGES/WDCA CONTRIBUTION SERIES NUMBER: 2006-025
Issue_Identification: 2006-025
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Publication_Place: Boulder, CO
Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
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NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
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Abstract:
Reconstructed water-level changes between 15,000 cal yr B.P. and present, based on sediment and pollen stratigraphies (Shuman et al. 2001). for Crooked Pond, Massachusetts. ABSTRACT (Shuman et al. 2001): Sediment cores collected along a transect in Crooked Pond, southeastern Massachusetts, provide evidence of water-level changes between 15,000 cal yr B.P. and present. The extent of fine-grained, detrital, organic accumulation in the basin, inferred from sediment and pollen stratigraphies, varied over time and indicates low water levels between 11,200 and 8000 cal yr B.P. and from ca. 5300 to 3200 cal yr B.P. This history is consistent with the paleohydrology records from nearby Makepeace Cedar Swamp and other sites from New England and eastern Canada and with temporal patterns of regional changes in effective soil moisture inferred from pollen data. The similarities among these records indicate that (1) regional conditions were drier than today when white pine (Pinus strobus) grew abundantly in southern New England (11,200 to 9500 cal yr B.P.); (2) higher moisture levels existed between 8000 and 5500 cal yr B.P., possibly caused by increased meridonal circulation as the influence of the Laurentide ice sheet waned; and (3) drier conditions possibly contributed to the regional decline in hemlock (Tsuga) abundances at 5300 cal yr B.P. Although sea-level rise may have been an influence, moist climatic conditions during the late Holocene were the primary reason for a dramatic rise in water-table elevations. ABSTRACT (Huang et al. 2002): The rich paleoclimate information preserved in lacustrine sedimentary organic matter can be difficult to extract because of the mixed terrestrial and aquatic inputs. Herein we demonstrate that compound-specific hydrogen isotope analysis of palmitic acid, (PA), a ubiquitous compound in lacustrine sediments, captures the dD signals of lake water. Samples collected across a diverse range of 33 North American lakes show a strong correlation between water and dDPA values. At Crooked Pond, Massachusetts, the dDPA changes in a 14 k.y. sediment record parallel temperature trends inferred from fossil pollen. Downcore changes reveal differences between climatic trends in New England and in Greenland that are consistent with important regional differences in climate controls.
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REFERENCE: Shuman, B., J. Bravo, J. Kaye, J.A. Lynch, P. Newby, and T. Webb, III. 2001. Late Quaternary Water-Level Variations and Vegetation History at Crooked Pond, Southeastern Massachusetts. Quaternary Research, Vol.56, Issue 3, November 2001, Pages 401-410.
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REFERENCE: Huang, Y., B. Shuman, Y. Wang, and T. Webb III. 2002. Hydrogen isotope ratios of palmitic acid in lacustrine sediments record late Quaternary climate variations. Geology, Geology 30: 1103-1106.
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.5
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.5
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS > ISOTOPES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS > LAKE LEVELS
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FUNDING SOURCES: Huang et al. 2002: Earth System History Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) through grants to Huang and Webb (NSF-0081478) and Testing Earth-System Models with Paleoenvironmental Observations(TEMPO) (Webb). Shuman et al. 2001: NSF Grant ATM-9523585 to TEMPO and undergraduate research fellowships from Brown University to J. Lynch and J. Kaye.
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Address: 311 Forest Resources Lab
City: University Park
State_or_Province: PA
Postal_Code: 16802
Country: USA
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Contact_Voice_Telephone: (401) 863-3128
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jal@psu.edu
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Metadata_Review_Date: 20061213
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