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Moore Lake

Location: Alberta, Canada Latitude (N): 54.52° Longitude (W): 110.51°
Site notes:
Anderson, T. W., R. W. Mathewes, and C. E. Schweger 1989
Holocene Climatic Trends in Canada with Special Reference to the Hypsithermal Interval. In Quaternary Geology of Canada and Greenland. Part of Chapter 7: Quaternary Environments in Canada as Documented by Paleobotanical Case Histories. Volume also published as Geological Society of America, The Geology of North America, Vol. K-1, edited by R. J. Fulton, pp. 520-528. Geology of Canada No. 1. Geological Survey of Canada.
AEU SCI QE 185 Q17 Site discussed: Moore Lake.

Bradford, M. E. 1990
Moore Lake. In Atlas of Alberta Lakes, edited by P. Mitchell and E. Prepas, pp. 273-279. University of Alberta Press, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
AEU SCI GB 1630 A3 A8813 Information on current limnological conditions. Includes a bathymetric map.

Hickman, M., and C. E. Schweger 1993
Late Glacial - Early Holocene Paleosalinity in Alberta, Canada - Climate Implications. Journal of Paleolimnology 8:149-161.
AEU SCI QE 39.5 P3 J86 Sites discussed: Fairfax Lake, Goldeye Lake, Moore Lake.

Hickman, M., and C. E. Schweger 1996
The Late Quaternary Palaeoenvironmental History of a Presently Deep Freshwater Lake in East-central Alberta, Canada and Palaeoclimatic Implications. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 123(1- 4):161-178.
AEU SCI QE 39.5 P3 J86 Site discussed: Moore Lake. Radiocarbon dates indicate that record extends to late Pleistocene. Interpretation based on pollen, diatoms, and algal pigment data.

Schweger, C., T. Habgood, and M. Hickman 1981
Late Glacial-Holocene Climatic Changes of Alberta: The Record from Lake Sediment Studies. In The Impact of Climatic Fluctuations on Alberta's Resources and Environment, edited by K. R. Leggat and J. T. Kotylak, pp. 47-60. Proceedings of the Workshop and Annual Meeting of the Alberta Climatological Association, Report W.A.E.S.-1-81. A.E.S. Western Region, Environment Canada.
Report that they have examined 16 lakes or sites on a west-east transect through central Alberta: Gregg Lake, Mary Gregg Lake, Fairfax Lake, Goldeye Lake, Lake Wabamun, Smallboy Lake, Muskrat Bog, Lac Ste. Anne, Lake Isle, Hastings Lake, Cooking Lake, Elk Island Park, Joseph Lake, Baptiste Lake, Lofty Lake, Moore Lake. Paper includes a pollen diagram and some preliminary discussion of the Fairfax Lake record, includes total a pigments curve for Gregg Lake and Fairfax Lake, a summary pollen diagram, percentage diatom community diagram and preliminary discussion of the Moore Lake record, and a summary stratigraphic diagram for the Lofty Lake record. They note that detrital coal in the sediment at Fairfax Lake makes the basal date (of around 11,250 yr BP) somewhat doubtful.

Schweger, C. E., and M. Hickman 1989
Holocene Paleohydrology, Central Alberta: Testing the General- Circulation-Model Climate Simulations. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 26:1826-1833.
AEU SCI Q 1 C212 Sites discussed: Buffalo Lake, Muskrat Bog, Hastings Lake, Lac Ste Anne, Moore Lake, Buck Lake.

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