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Lofty Lake

Location: Alberta, Canada Latitude (N): 54.72° Longitude (W): 112.48°
Site notes:
Lichti-Federovich, S. 1970
The Pollen Stratigraphy of a Dated Section of Late Pleistocene Lake Sediment Core from Central Alberta. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 7:938-945.
AEU SCI Q 1 C212 Site discussed: Lofty Lake.

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.

Vance, R. E., A. B. Beaudoin, and B. H. Luckman 1995
The Paleoecological Record of 6 ka BP Climate in the Canadian Prairie Provinces. Géographie physique et Quaternaire 49:81-98. Special Volume: Paleogeography and Paleoecology of 6000 yr BP in Canada, edited by H. Jetté, vol. 49.
Sites discussed: Metiskow Lake, Toboggan Lake, Riding Mountain, Lofty Lake.

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