Impact processes, permafrost dynamics, and climate and environmental variability in the terrestrial Arctic as inferred from the unique 3.6 Myr record of Lake El'gygytgyn, Far East Russia - A review


Wennrich V., Andreev A. A. , Tarasov P. E. , Fedorov G., Zhao W., Gebhardt C. A. , ...Daha Fazla

QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS, cilt.147, ss.221-244, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 147
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.03.019
  • Dergi Adı: QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.221-244

Özet

Lake El'gygytgyn in Far East Russia is a 3.6 Myr old impact crater lake. Located in an area that has never been affected by Cenozoic glaciations nor desiccation, the unique sediment record of the lake represents the longest continuous sediment archive of the terrestrial Arctic. The surrounding crater is the only impact structure on Earth developed in mostly acid volcanic rocks. Recent studies on the impactite, permafrost, and sediment sequences recovered within the framework of the ICDP "El'gygytgyn Drilling Project" and multiple pre-site surveys yielded new insight into the bedrock origin and cratering processes as well as permafrost dynamics and the climate and environmental history of the terrestrial Arctic back to the mid-Pliocene.