[meteorite-list] A lateglacial paleofire record for east-central Michigan (Open Access thesis) - Younger Dryas data

From: Paul <etchplain_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2020 18:23:33 -0600
Message-ID: <6a4adf4a-f33d-d9d2-9394-1b8390977be4_at_att.net>

Below is an open access and interesting and comprehensive study of the

Late Quaternary prehistoric wildfire record for east-central Michigan.

Ballard, J.P., 2009. A lateglacial paleofire record for east-central

Michigan ??MS thesis, University of Cincinnati, Arts and Sciences.


In part the abstract states:

"The results show contemporaneous fire not only at 12,900 BP but multiple

times between 14,500 and 12,900 BP. This synchronicity of the fires

between 14,500 and 12,900 BP suggests some as-yet-indeterminate large-

scale natural cause, or causes. From 12,900 BP on into the Holocene, the

pattern changes. Fires are continuous with high charcoal peaks at Swift

Lake, continuous at Slack Lake but with slightly lower charcoal peaks

compared to Swift, and having much lower peaks at Lake Sixteen and

Big Fish Lake (charcoal is present but at very low levels)."


Paul H.

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