Deals with the acquisition and archiving of lake sediment cores, chronological techniques, and large-scale basin analysis methods used in paleolimnology.
Preface. The Editors. Aims & Scope of Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research Book Series. Editors and Board of Advisors of Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research Book Series. Contents of Volumes 1 to 4 of the Series. Safety Considerations and Caution. Dedication. List of Contributors. 1. An introduction to basin analysis, coring, and chronological techniques used in paleolimnology; W.M. Last, J.P. Smol. Part I: Basin Analysis Techniques. 2. Applications of seismic sequence stratigraphy in lacustrine basins; C.A. Scholz. 3. Ground-penetrating radar applications in paleolimnology; B.J. Moorman. 4. Shoreline and basin configuration techniques in paleolimnology; D. Sack. Part II: Core Acquisition, Archiving, and Logging Techniques. 5. Sediment core collection and extrusion; J.R. Glew, et al. 6. Coring and drilling equipment and procedures for recovery of long lacustrine sequences; S.A.G. Leroy, S.M. Colman. 7. Sediment logging techniques; B. Zolitschka, et al. 8. Logging of magnetic susceptibility; N.R. Nowaczyk. Part III: Chronostratigraphic Techniques. 9. Chronostratigraphic techniques in recent sediments; P.G. Appleby. 10. 14C chronostratigraphic techniques in paleolimnology; S. Bjo;rck, B. Wohlfarth. 11. Varve chronology techniques; S. Lamoureux. 12. Luminescence dating; O.B. Lian, D.J. Huntley. 13. Electron spin resonance (ESR) dating in lacustrine environments; B.A.B. Blackwell. 14. Use of paleomagnetism in studies of lake sediments; J. King, J. Peck. 15. Amino acid racemization (AAR) dating and analysis in lacustrine environements; B.A.B. Blackwell. 16. Tephrochronology; C.S.M. Turney, J.J. Lowe. Glossary, acronyms and abbreviations. Index.
This book is an authoritative, well organized and generally accessible manual for the practicing paleolimnologist. It provides guidance on how to plan a drilling campaign, interpret the morphology of the lake basin, recover and log cores and place the sediments within a chronological framework. (T.C. Partridge, Climatology Research Group, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa in Journal of Paleolimnology, 30:4)