Gould Pond, Maine: late-glacial transitions from marine to upland environments

Scott R Anderson, G. L. Jacobson, R. B. Davis, R. Stuckenrath

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Abstract

Gould Pond sediments are unusual in North America in that they include a continuous record of change from marine to freshwater conditions during the late-glacial period, with a wide array of micro- and macrofossils deposited during a period of high sedimentation rate. Marine waters, much colder than those in the present Gulf of Maine, covered the site at the time of deglaciation (c. 13 200 BP). Plants characteristic of modern tundra grew on nearby uplands. Marine recession, due to isostatic rebound of the land, occurred from c. 12 800-12 200 BP. The lake water was completely freshened by 12 000 BP. A sparse shrub-herb tundra became established around Gould Pond as marine waters receded. Subsequent to 11 300 BP, sedges and other herbs became more abundant, and willow and Dryas less abundant, signifying increased warmth and decreased frost action. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-371
Number of pages13
JournalBoreas
Volume21
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1992

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Anderson, S. R., Jacobson, G. L., Davis, R. B., & Stuckenrath, R. (1992). Gould Pond, Maine: late-glacial transitions from marine to upland environments. Boreas, 21(4), 359-371.

Gould Pond, Maine : late-glacial transitions from marine to upland environments. / Anderson, Scott R; Jacobson, G. L.; Davis, R. B.; Stuckenrath, R.

In: Boreas, Vol. 21, No. 4, 1992, p. 359-371.

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Anderson, SR, Jacobson, GL, Davis, RB & Stuckenrath, R 1992, 'Gould Pond, Maine: late-glacial transitions from marine to upland environments', Boreas, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 359-371.
Anderson, Scott R ; Jacobson, G. L. ; Davis, R. B. ; Stuckenrath, R. / Gould Pond, Maine : late-glacial transitions from marine to upland environments. In: Boreas. 1992 ; Vol. 21, No. 4. pp. 359-371.
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