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Alaska Quaternary Climate History

Loess and eolian sand are really the most important surficial deposits in Alaska These deposits record past periods of rapid dust or sand deposition under cold, dry, windy conditions. If sources of loess and sand can be inferred, they also record past wind directions. Buried soils found within eolian deposits record past periods of landscape stability. Morphology and chemical properties of buried soils can yield information about past vegetation.

Research on late Quaternary climate and ecosystem history of Alaska, with an emphasis on vegetation history reconstructed from pollen analysis and radiocarbon dating.

Complete
2002-09-30
2010-09-29

Data and Resources

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    http://esp.cr.usgs.gov/info/eolian

Status: Complete
Start Date: 2002/09/30
Type: Project
End Date: 2010/09/29
Primary Contacts
Name: Thomas A. Ager
Email: tager@usgs.gov
Other Contacts
Name: Thomas A. Ager
Email: tager@usgs.gov
Primary Organizations
Type
US Geological Survey
Federal

Other Organizations
Idaho State University, Lehigh University, Northern Arizona University, Oregon State, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of New Brunswick, USDA Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Regions
Alaska, North Slope

Direct Record Link
http://catalog.northslopescience.org/catalog/entries/278-alaska-quaternary-climate-history