Constraints on the Origin of Paleolake Expansions in the Central Andes

  title={Constraints on the Origin of Paleolake Expansions in the Central Andes},
  author={Troy Alexander Blodgett and Bryan L. Isacks and John D. Lenters},
During the late Pleistocene, at least one episode of lake expansions occurred in the internally draining high plateau region of Bolivia. Some researchers have advocated that a wetter climate associated with a change in atmospheric circulation caused the development of the large paleolakes, while others have hypothesized that deglaciation contributed to the water source for the expanding lakes. From estimates of the potential meltwater stored in the glaciers during their maximum extents, we… CONTINUE READING

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