NOAA/WDS Paleoclimatology - Foy Lake, Montana 13,000 Year Diatom-inferred Drought 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 with a geographic location of Montana, United States Of America. The time period coverage is from 12950 to -50 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: Stone, J.R.; Fritz, S.C. (2008-07-01): NOAA/WDS Paleoclimatology - Foy Lake, Montana 13,000 Year Diatom-inferred Drought Data. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/study/6188. Accessed [date].
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Coverage Description Date Range: 12950 cal yr BP to -50 cal yr BP;
Time Period -11000 to 2000
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 48.1648
S: 48.1648
E: -114.3589
W: -114.3589
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General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2008-07-01
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: Diatom and sediment chemistry data from Foy Lake, Montana, USA, interpreted as a proxy for drought in mid-continent North America over the Holocene.
ABSTRACT SUPPLIED BY ORIGINATOR: Time series analysis of a diatom-inferred drought record suggests that Holocene hydroclimate of the northern Rocky Mountains has been characterized by oscillation between two mean climate states. The dominant climate state was initiated at the onset of the Holocene (ca. 11 ka); under this climate state, drought was strongly cyclic, recurring at frequencies that are similar to twentieth century multidecadal phase changes of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. This pattern remained consistent throughout much of the mid-Holocene, continuing until ca. 4.5 ka. After this time the mean climate state changed, and drought recurrence became unstable; periods of cyclic drought alternated with periods of less predictable drought. The timing of this shift in climate was coincident with widespread severe drought in the mid-continent of North America. Overall, the strongest periodicity in severe drought occurred during the mid-Holocene, when temperatures in the northern Rocky Mountains were warmer than today.
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: Stone, J.R.; Fritz, S.C. (2008-07-01): NOAA/WDS Paleoclimatology - Foy Lake, Montana 13,000 Year Diatom-inferred Drought Data. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/study/6188. Accessed [date].
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Cited Authors
  • Stone, J.R.
  • Fritz, S.C.
Originators
  • Stone, J.R.
  • Fritz, S.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
  • earth science > paleoclimate > paleolimnology
  • earth science > paleoclimate > paleolimnology
  • earth science > paleoclimate > paleolimnology
  • earth science > paleoclimate > paleolimnology
  • earth science > paleoclimate > paleolimnology
  • earth science > paleoclimate > paleolimnology
  • earth science > paleoclimate > paleolimnology
  • earth science > paleoclimate > paleolimnology
  • earth science > paleoclimate > paleolimnology
  • earth science > paleoclimate > paleolimnology
  • earth science > paleoclimate > paleolimnology
  • earth science > paleoclimate > paleolimnology
  • earth science > paleoclimate > paleolimnology
  • earth science > paleoclimate > paleolimnology > population abundance
Place keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Montana> Foy Lake > LATITUDE 48.1648 > LONGITUDE -114.3589
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Stone, J.R.; Fritz, S.C. (2008-07-01): NOAA/WDS Paleoclimatology - Foy Lake, Montana 13,000 Year Diatom-inferred Drought Data. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/study/6188. Accessed [date].
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