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Baptiste Lake

Location: Alberta, Canada Latitude (N): 54.75° Longitude (W): 114.57°
Site notes:
Hickman, M., D. M. Klarer, C. Schweger, and T. Habgood 1978
The Paleoenvironmental History of Baptiste Lake, Alberta. Report to Alberta Environment, Pollution Control Division, Water Quality Branch 48 pp.
AEU SCI QE 748 A4 P153 Site discussed: Baptiste Lake.

Hickman, M., C. E. Schweger, and D. M. Klarer 1990
Baptiste Lake, Alberta - A Late Holocene History of Changes in a Lake and its Catchment in the Southern Boreal Forest. Journal of Paleolimnology 4:253-267.
AEU SCI QE 39.5 P3 J86

Prepas, E. E. 1990
Baptiste Lake. In Atlas of Alberta Lakes, edited by P. Mitchell and E. Prepas, pp. 122-130. University of Alberta Press, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
AEU SCI GB 1630 A3 A8813 Information on current limnological conditions. Includes a bathymetric map.

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.

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