Dating lake levels
(2017): Radiocarbon and optically stimulated luminescence dating of sediments from Lake Karakul, Tajikistan , Quaternary Geochronology, 41 , pp. doi: 10.1016/j.quageo.20 Lake Karakul in the eastern Pamirs is a large and closed-basin lake in a partly glaciated catchment.The relatively close position of the coring location near the eastern shore of the lake implies that high Sed ARs resulted from low lake levels. The cores were correlated using XRF analysis and dated using radiocarbon and OSL techniques. Two parallel sediment cores were collected from 12 m water depth.
The lake, in this case, has a different radiocarbon reservoir than that of the majority of the radiocarbon in the biosphere and therefore an accurate radiocarbon age requires that a correction be made to account for it.This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans.Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. Walker Lake is the only natural body of water along the Walker River and is the only body of water to not receive fresh water from Walker River and is the only of body of water to have an extinct fish population due to poor water quality caused by upstream diversions.Walker Lake is not only important for the environment, but is also important for the economy of Mineral County.