Evidence of Climate Change over the Last 10,000 Years from the Sediments of Lakes in the Upper Mississippi Basin

Walter E. Dean, United States Geological Survey

This USGS fact sheet discusses paleoecological records derived from sediments in the upper midwestern US (e.g. Minnesota). The paleoecological record was derived from varved (seasonally-laminated) sediment cores, geochemical data, and pollen.

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Subject: Biology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Biogeoscience, Environmental Science, Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change