NOAA/WDS Paleoclimatology - New England Lakes Modern Plant Macrofossil Data

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This archived Paleoclimatology Study is available from the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), under the World Data Service (WDS) for Paleoclimatology. The associated NCEI study type is Lake. The data include parameters of paleolimnology (population abundance) with a geographic location of Maine, United States Of America. The time period coverage is from Unavailable begin date to Unavailable end date in calendar years before present (BP). See metadata information for parameter and study location details. Please cite this study when using the data.
  • Cite as: Dieffenbacher-Krall, A.C. (2000-04-01): NOAA/WDS Paleoclimatology - New England Lakes Modern Plant Macrofossil Data. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/study/5479. Accessed [date].
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  • noaa-lake-5479
  • NCEI DSI 1200_01
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Coverage Description Date Range: cal yr BP to cal yr BP;
Time Period 1950 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 46.675
S: 42.29583
E: -67.79861
W: -73.37917
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2000-04-01
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Data update frequency not available
Supplemental Information
STUDY NOTES: New England Lakes Modern Plant Macrofossil Data - surface sample study of 18 lakes in New England, NE USA.
ABSTRACT SUPPLIED BY ORIGINATOR: Paleohydrologists sometimes use macrofossils of aquatic vascular plants as one of several independent lines of evidence to infer changes in past lake-levels. Typically, this usage relies on an assumption that the seeds of aquatic species are not dispersed far from the source plants. The water depth over the coring site at the time the seeds were deposited is inferred from the water depth at which the species generally grows today. We determined the water depths at which particular plant-remain types are deposited, and tested whether they can be used successfully as proxy evidence for lake level. The results should aid the interpretation of fossil seeds in paleohydrological studies. A total of 189 surface sediment samples from 13 lakes in Maine and Massachusetts were examined for plant remains, and vegetation was surveyed in the immediate vicinity of each sediment sampling-site. The seeds of some taxa were found in sediment from water-depth ranges much broader than those in which living plants occur. However, in combination, even plant-remain types with broad depth ranges can be used effectively to reconstruct water depth. Presence of plant-remain types can be used to infer water depth regardless of abundance. Test samples indicate that inferring water depth from plant remains works well for shallow, alkaline lakes in New England.
Purpose Records of past climate and environment derived from lake sediment records. Parameter keywords describe what was measured in this dataset. Additional summary information can be found in the abstracts of papers listed in the dataset citations.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Dieffenbacher-Krall, A.C. (2000-04-01): NOAA/WDS Paleoclimatology - New England Lakes Modern Plant Macrofossil Data. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/study/5479. Accessed [date].
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Cited Authors
  • Dieffenbacher-Krall, A.C.
Originators
  • Dieffenbacher-Krall, A.C.
Publishers
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Climate Indicators > Paleoclimate Indicators > Ocean/Lake Records
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • earth science > paleoclimate > paleolimnology > population abundance
  • earth science > paleoclimate > paleolimnology > lake level
Place keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Maine> Alder Lake > LATITUDE 46.61389 > LONGITUDE -68.16944
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Maine> Third Otter Pond > LATITUDE 43.76111 > LONGITUDE -70.51111
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Massachusetts> Mohawk Lake > LATITUDE 42.29583 > LONGITUDE -73.35556
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Maine> Lake Wood > LATITUDE 44.40694 > LONGITUDE -68.26861
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Massachusetts> Card Pond > LATITUDE 42.36806 > LONGITUDE -73.35
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Maine> Bennett Lake > LATITUDE 46.61806 > LONGITUDE -67.87861
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Massachusetts> Millers Lake > LATITUDE 42.38056 > LONGITUDE -73.37917
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Maine> Lower Hadlock Pond > LATITUDE 44.31111 > LONGITUDE -68.29028
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Massachusetts> Unnamed Lake D > LATITUDE 42.38833 > LONGITUDE -73.33194
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Maine> First Otter Pond > LATITUDE 43.76111 > LONGITUDE -70.51389
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Massachusetts> Unnamed Lake B > LATITUDE 42.4 > LONGITUDE -73.33667
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Maine> Lindsay Lake > LATITUDE 46.675 > LONGITUDE -67.79861
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Massachusetts> Crane Lake MA > LATITUDE 42.33944 > LONGITUDE -73.37778
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Maine> Gentle Lake > LATITUDE 46.28194 > LONGITUDE -67.83139
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Maine> Hodgden Pond > LATITUDE 44.32222 > LONGITUDE -68.39861
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Maine> Whitehead Lake > LATITUDE 46.45556 > LONGITUDE -67.86389
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Maine> Youngs Lake > LATITUDE 46.52222 > LONGITUDE -67.94861
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  • Cite as: Dieffenbacher-Krall, A.C. (2000-04-01): NOAA/WDS Paleoclimatology - New England Lakes Modern Plant Macrofossil Data. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/study/5479. Accessed [date].
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