Younger Dryas Paleoenvironments and Ice Dynamics in Northern Maine: A Multi-Proxy, Case History

  title={Younger Dryas Paleoenvironments and Ice Dynamics in Northern Maine: A Multi-Proxy, Case History},
  author={A. Dieffenbacher-Krall and H. W. Borns and Andrea M. Nurse and G. E. Langley and S. Birkel and L. Cwynar and L. Doner and Christopher C. Dorion and J. Fastook and George L. Jacobson and Christopher A. Sayles},
  journal={Northeastern Naturalist},
  pages={67 - 87}
  • A. Dieffenbacher-Krall, H. W. Borns, +8 authors Christopher A. Sayles
  • Published 2016
  • Geology
  • Northeastern Naturalist
  • Abstract Geological evidence for modeled Younger Dryas ice expansion in northern Maine is assessed in conjunction with temperature and precipitation estimates from chironomids and pollen, and plant macrofossil and lake-level analyses from lake sediment. Pollen and chironomid temperature and precipitation transfer-function estimates for the Allerød warming period indicate colder winters, precipitation levels half that of modern times, and summer temperatures near modern levels. The combination… CONTINUE READING
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