Onset and termination of the late-glacial climate reversal in the high-resolution diatom and sedimentary records from the annually laminated SG06 core from Lake Suigetsu, Japan

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dc.contributor.author Kossler, Annette
dc.contributor.author Tarasov, Pavel
dc.contributor.author Schlolaut, Gordon
dc.contributor.author Nakagawa, Takeshi
dc.contributor.author Marshall, Michael
dc.contributor.author Brauer, Achim
dc.contributor.author Staff, Richard
dc.contributor.author Ramsey, Christopher Bronk
dc.contributor.author Bryant, Charlotte
dc.contributor.author Lamb, Henry
dc.contributor.author Demske, Dieter
dc.contributor.author Gotanda, Katsuya
dc.contributor.author Haraguchi, Tsuyoshi
dc.contributor.author Yokoyama, Yusuke
dc.contributor.author Yonenobu, Hitoshi
dc.contributor.author Tada, Ryuji
dc.contributor.author Lamb, Henry
dc.contributor.author Marshall, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-26T13:37:45Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-26T13:37:45Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06-15
dc.identifier.citation Kossler , A , Tarasov , P , Schlolaut , G , Nakagawa , T , Marshall , M , Brauer , A , Staff , R , Ramsey , C B , Bryant , C , Lamb , H , Demske , D , Gotanda , K , Haraguchi , T , Yokoyama , Y , Yonenobu , H , Tada , R , Lamb , H & Marshall , M 2011 , ' Onset and termination of the late-glacial climate reversal in the high-resolution diatom and sedimentary records from the annually laminated SG06 core from Lake Suigetsu, Japan ' Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology , vol 306 , no. 3-4 , pp. 103-115 . , 10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.04.004 en
dc.identifier.issn 0031-0182
dc.identifier.other PURE: 172126
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/7629
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/7629
dc.description Kossler, A., Tarasov, P., Schlolaut, G., Nakagawa, T., Marshall, M., Brauer, A., Staff, R., Ransey, C. B., Bryant, C., Lamb, H., Demske, D., Gotanda, K., Haraguchi, T., Yokoyama, Y., Yonenobu, H., Tada, R. (2011). Onset and termination of the late-glacial climate reversal in the high-resolution diatom and sedimentary records from the annually laminated SG06 core from Lake Suigetsu, Japan. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 306 (3-4), 103-115. en
dc.description.abstract High-resolution diatom, sediment and pollen analyses of two sections from the annually laminated SG06 core from Lake Suigetsu were used to study the onset and termination of the late-glacial climate reversal in central Japan. Its broadly recognised counterpart is the Younger Dryas or Greenland Stadial-1 (ca. 12.85-11.65 cal. kyr BP based on the NGRIP ice core records). Our study suggests that accumulation of the analysed late-glacial sediments occurred in a deep and relatively cold water meso-eutrophic lake with a strong mixing regime and relatively high silica content. Combining these results together with available pollen-based environmental reconstructions we suggest that climate cooling, together with an intensified winter monsoon and thicker snow cover could influence changes in regional vegetation, sedimentation processes and trophic status of the lake during the transition from the last interstadial to stadial around Lake Suigetsu. A decrease in total pollen concentration and increase in Fagus pollen percentage indicate local vegetation stress/disturbances and suggest that cooling started at least 2-3 decades prior to the major shift in the inorganic sediment (accumulation of detrital layers) and in diatom assemblages (change from Aulacoseira ambigua to Aulacoseira subarctica dominance), which took about 10 years. The transition from the last stadial to the Holocene again shows that vegetation in the lake catchment area reacted first to the regional climate change, i.e. to the weakening of the winter monsoon and decrease in winter snow accumulation. The increase in the vegetation cover density and reduced volume of surface runoff associated with the decrease in melt water supply is likely responsible for the reduced soil erosion activity which caused the cessation in detrital layer accumulation and consequent decrease in the amount of nutrients brought to the lake and lowering of the water nutrient status. The latter process finally influenced changes in the diatom assemblages, including the return to dominance of A. subarctica ca. 30 years after the virtual disappearance of detrital layers from the sediment. Our results demonstrate the rapid response of the Lake Suigetsu system to the global cooling and subsequent warming, and allow clear definition of the onset and termination of the late-glacial climate reversal. Despite the fact that the lake system shows a more abrupt shift from the warm to cold (and cold to warm) environments than terrestrial records of vegetation demonstrate, we do not see any delayed response of local vegetation to the climate change. This last conclusion is of particular importance for application of the SG06 pollen record for quantitative climate reconstruction. (C) 2011 Elsevier By. All rights reserved. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology en
dc.title Onset and termination of the late-glacial climate reversal in the high-resolution diatom and sedimentary records from the annually laminated SG06 core from Lake Suigetsu, Japan en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.04.004
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution Quaternary Environmental Change Group en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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