Shallow hypersaline lakes as paleoclimate archives: A case study from the Laguna Salada, Málaga province, southern Spain

Ortiz Menéndez, José Eugenio and Torres Pérez-Hidalgo, Trinidad José and Schroeder, Tabea and Viehberg, Finn and Wennrich, Volker and Holzhausen, Anja and Van `t Hoff, Jasmijn and López-Sáez, José Antonio and Melles, Martín and Reicherter, Klaus (2017). Shallow hypersaline lakes as paleoclimate archives: A case study from the Laguna Salada, Málaga province, southern Spain. "Quaternary International" ; pp. 1-13. ISSN 1040-6182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2017.08.006.

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Title: Shallow hypersaline lakes as paleoclimate archives: A case study from the Laguna Salada, Málaga province, southern Spain
Author/s:
  • Ortiz Menéndez, José Eugenio
  • Torres Pérez-Hidalgo, Trinidad José
  • Schroeder, Tabea
  • Viehberg, Finn
  • Wennrich, Volker
  • Holzhausen, Anja
  • Van `t Hoff, Jasmijn
  • López-Sáez, José Antonio
  • Melles, Martín
  • Reicherter, Klaus
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Quaternary International
Date: 2017
ISSN: 1040-6182
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Lake sediments; Paleoclimate; Southern Spain;Late Holocene; Salinity
Faculty: E.T.S.I. de Minas y Energía (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Geológica y Minera
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Although numerous studies concerning the Holocene climate of the southern Iberian Peninsula were accomplished within the last few decades, the climate history of this region is still poorly understood. Various studies deal with a combination of proxies, which are neither easy to compare nor is their connection easy to explain, e.g., due to spatial patterns and time transgression. Within this study, the suitability of the lacustrine sediments from the Laguna Salada (Andalucía region, southern Spain) as a paleoclimate archive is investigated. The lake sediments were evaluated using a multi-proxy approach including sedimentological, mineralogical, geochemical and biological analyses. The sediments reflect the evolution of the lake from pre-Medieval times onwards and Characeae as well as Ostracod analyses give an indication of paleosalinity. Moreover does the geochemical composition provide profound information concerning changes of elemental and mineralogical composition. Nevertheless, a robust, highresolution chronology could not be achieved owed to the scarcity of material available for radiocarbon dating and contamination problems. Furthermore, poor preservation of pollen restricted the reconstruction of vegetation history, which could have complemented important information concerning climatic changes and human activity.

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Item ID: 50046
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/50046/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:50046
DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2017.08.006
Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1040618216312988
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 26 Apr 2018 09:43
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2019 10:19
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