Late Quaternary paleoenvironmental records from the western Lena Delta, Arctic Siberia

Schirrmeister L., Grosse G., Schnelle M., Fuchs M., Krbetschek M., Ulrich M., ...More

PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY, vol.299, pp.175-196, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The three main Lena Delta terraces were formed during different stages of the late Quaternary. While only the first floodplain terrace is connected with active deltaic processes, the second and third terraces, which dominate the western part of the delta, are erosional remnants of arctic paleolandscapes affected by periglacial processes. The landscape dynamics of the second and the third terraces, and their relationship to each other, are of particular importance in any effort to elucidate the late Quaternary paleoenvironment of western Beringia.