Classification of lacustrine sediments based on sedimentary components

  title={Classification of lacustrine sediments based on sedimentary components},
  author={Douglas W. Schnurrenberger and James M. Russell and Kerry R. Kelts},
  journal={Journal of Paleolimnology},
This paper introduces a flexible sediment classification scheme for modern and ancient lake sediments employed at the Limnological Research Center, University of Minnesota. Our classification scheme emphasizes the macroscopic structure and microscopic components of the sedimentary matrix (clastic, chemical and biological) and can be applied to a wide range of lacustrine settings. Such a classification scheme is necessary to i) facilitate communication and collaboration between the highly… 

Sedimentary stratigraphy of Lake Chalco (Central Mexico) during its formative stages

Lake Chalco lies south of the Basin of Mexico and has been the subject of studies related to Late Quaternary climate variability. In 2016, the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program

The recent sedimentation history of Aqualate Mere (central England): assessing the potential for lake restoration

As part of English Nature’s Lakes Flagship Project to address adverse environmental impacts on selected, important lakes, a proposal has been made to dredge Aqualate Mere. The site has experienced

Paleoclimatic reconstruction based upon a sediment core from the Kalya region , Lake Tanganyika , East Africa . Students :

Lacustrine sediments from piston cores are used to reconstruct past climate variability (Talbot and Allen, 1996). For the present study, a sediment core was analyzed from Lake Tanganyika, located in

Neolithic Lakeshore Settlements in Switzerland: New Insights on Site Formation Processes from Micromorphology

Lakeside settlements can be regarded as a special type of archaeological site, as, thanks to their location near the shoreline, or even in the lake, various kinds of organic remains have been

Palaeolimnology of Lake Hess (Patagonia, Argentina): multi-proxy analyses of short sediment cores

In contrast with the extensive palaeolimnological studies carried out in North America and Europe, relatively few studies have described the anthropogenic and/or climate impacts in Patagonian lakes.


  • E. Lo
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • 2017
Tropical wetlands such as the Pantanal help regulate global biogeochemical cycles, but climate change is modifying these environments. Controls on environmental changes can potentially be assessed

Upland Lakes of the Carajás Region: Origin and Development through Time

Upland lakes (ULs) of the Carajás, southeastern Amazonia, have been intensively studied to their evolution during the Quaternary, as well as the development of the associated biota. In this review,

Evaluation of environmental status and geochemical assessment of sediments, Manasbal Lake, Kashmir, India

The present study was conducted on the Manasbal Lake (34°14′N: 74°40′E) to assess the geochemical characteristics of the lake bottom sediments, its environmental implications and its response in the



The Petrology of the Sedimentary Rocks

MUCH research on problems connected with the sedimentary rocks has been carried out since the publication of the last edition of Hatch and Rastall's text-book, in 1923. The appearance of a revised

Criteria for Recognizing Lacustrine Rocks

Lacustrine deposits can be recognized through the use of a variety of criteria that include physical chemical and biologic aspects of sedimentary rocks Because large lakes closely resemble shallow

Freshwater Carbonate Sedimentation

Carbonate minerals are a common constituent of lacustrine sediments. The great variability with respect to geological setting, climatic environment, water chemistry, and biological activity limits

Nomenclature Based on Sand-silt-clay Ratios

ABSTRACT Following a canvassing of sedimentationists an attempt is made to standardize nomenclature of sediment types relative to sand, silt, and clay content. A triangle diagram with boundaries

Preliminary results from sediment cores from lake Bosumtwi, Ghana

, Results are presented from the analysis of three sediment cores from Lake Bosumtwi, Ghana, using mineralogy, sedimentology, palynology and grass cuticle content. The longest core is 16.9 m long and

The Mineralogy and Related Chemistry of Lake Sediments

The sediment reservoir of a lake plays an important role in helping to elucidate the many processes occurring within the total lake system, including its surrounding surface and ground water drainage

Lacustrine Carbonates as Geochemical Archives of Environmental Change and Biotic/Abiotic Interactions

Primary, diagenetic, and detrital carbonates are common in the sediments of large lakes. Their location, mineralogy, geochemistry, and stable isotopic composition may provide specific information on

The origins of lacustrine oil source rocks: evidence from the lakes of tropical Africa

  • M. Talbot
  • Environmental Science, Geography
    Geological Society, London, Special Publications
  • 1988
Summary New data from core samples are presented on organic matter accumulation during the last 10 000–15 000 years in six tropical African lakes. Pyrolysis and maceral studies indicate that in most