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Wabamun Lake

Location: Alberta, Canada Latitude (N): 53.57° Longitude (W): 114.45°
Site notes:
Hickman, M., and C. E. Schweger 1991
Oscillaxanthin and Myxoxanthophyll in Two Cores from Lake Wabamun, Alberta, Canada. Journal of Paleolimnology 5:127-137.
AEU SCI QE 39.5 P3 J86 Site discussed: Lake Wabamun.

Hickman, M., C. E. Schweger, and T. Habgood 1984
Lake Wabamun, Alta.: A Paleoenvironmental Study. Canadian Journal of Botany 62:1438-1465.
AEU SCI QK 1 C21 Site discussed: Lake Wabamun.

Holloway, R. G., V. M. Bryant Jr., and S. Valastro 1981
A 16,000 Year Pollen Record from Lake Wabamun, Alberta, Canada. Palynology 5:195-208.
AEU SCI QE 993 P18 Site discussed: Lake Wabamun. There are problems with the dating control on this record; the radiocarbon dates do not agree with the occurrence of Mazama tephra (known age around 6800 yr BP) in the core.

Mitchell, P. A. 1990
Wabamun Lake. In Atlas of Alberta Lakes, edited by P. Mitchell and E. Prepas, pp. 438-445. University of Alberta Press, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
AEU SCI GB 1630 A3 A8813 Information on current limnological conditions. Includes a bathymetric map.

Ritchie, J. C. 1985
Quaternary Pollen Records from the Western Interior and the Arctic of Canada. In Pollen Records of Late-Quaternary North American Sediments, edited by V. M. Bryant Jr and R. G. Holloway, pp. 327-352. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Foundation, Texas, USA.
Sites discussed: Watino, Kelowna Bog, Chalmers Bog, Yamnuska Bog, Wedge Lake, Wabamun Lake, Robinson, Lofty Lake, Fiddlers Pond, Spring Lake, Boone Lake, Herbert, Hafichuk, Kayville (Scrimbit), Clearwater, Crestwynd, Martens Slough, Lake A, Lake B, Cycloid Lake, Belmont Lake, Glenboro, Sewell Lake, Lake Manitoba, Riding Mountain, Riding Mountain (E Lake), Russell, Grand Rapids, Flin Flon, Porcupine Mountain, Clearwater Bog, Thompson, Lynn Lake, Reindeer Lake, Ennadai Lake, Nichol Lake, Long Lake (NWT), Slow River, Grant Lake, Natla Bog, John Klondike Bog, Hanging Lake, Twin Tamarack Lake. A useful review article. Includes summary pollen diagrams for many of the sites discussed.

Ritchie, J. C., and S. P. Harrison 1993
Vegetation, Lake Levels, and Climate in Western Canada during the Holocene. In Global Climates Since the Last Glacial Maximum, edited by H. E. Wright Jr, J. E. Kutzbach, T. Webb III, W. F. Ruddiman, F. A. Street-Perrott and P. J. Bartlein, pp. 401-414. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Sites discussed: Lake Wabamun, Elk Island Pond, Lofty Lake, Riding Mountain, Glenboro.

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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