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Moon Lake

Location: North Dakota, USA Latitude (N): 46.85° Longitude (W): 98.15°
Site notes:
Ashworth, A. 1999
Climate Change in North Dakota Since the Last Glaciation: Review of the Paleontological Record. North Dakota Academy of Science 53:171-176.
Sites discussed: Spiritwood Lake, Moon Lake. Reviews several pollen records from across North Dakota (including Moon Lake). Mentions bison remains found in Spiritwood Lake basin by divers. Based on horn core dimensions, Ashworth suggests that these may be from an extinct form (Bison bison occidentalis) and hence may be associated with a mid-Holocene lower lake level (but no radiocarbon dates reported). On-line version of paper is available at 40/ndas.html .

Clark, J. S., E. C. Grimm, J. Lynch, and P. G. Mueller 2001
Effects of Holocene Climate Change in the C4 Grassland/Woodland Boundary in the Northern Plains, USA. Ecology 82(3):620-636.
AEU SCI QH 540 E19 Sites discussed: Deming Lake, Brush Lake, Kettle Lake, Lake Cochrane, Dark Lake, Moon Lake, Fish Lake.

Fritz, S. C., E. Ito, Z. Yu, K. Laird, and D. R. Engstrom 2000
Hydrological Variation in the Northern Great Plains During the Last Two Millennia. Quaternary Research 53:175-184.
AEU SCI QE 696 Q24 Sites discussed: Moon Lake, Coldwater Lake, Rice Lake.

Grimm, E. C. 2001
Trends and palaeoecological problems in the vegetation and climate history of the northern Great Plains, USA. Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy of Sciences 101B(1-2):47-64.
Sites discussed: Kettle Lake, Rice Lake, Spiritwood, Moon Lake, Pickerel Lake, Medicine Lake, Rosebud, Devils Lake.

Laird, K., and S. Fritz 1994
Holocene Paleoclimatic Record of a Closed-Basin Lake in the Northern Great Plains. In American Quaternary Association (AMQUA) Program and Abstracts of the Thirteenth Biennial Meeting. p. 117. June 19- 22, 1994, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Site discussed: Moon Lake. Reports that diatom studies are ongoing at this site. (16/12/2007).

Laird, K. R., B. F. Cumming, S. Wunsam, J. A. Rusak, R. J. Oglesby, S. C. Fritz, and P. R. Leavitt 2003
Lake sediments record large-scale shifts in moisture regimes across the northern prairies of North America during the past two millennia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 100(5):2483-2488.
Sites discussed: Chauvin Lake, Nora Lake, Coldwater Lake, Moon Lake, Elk Lake (Clearwater County Study based on analysis of diatom records.

Laird, K. R., S. C. Fritz, and B. F. Cumming 1998
A Diatom-based Reconstruction of Drought Intensity, Duration, and Frequency from Moon Lake, North Dakota: A Sub-decadal Record of the Last 2300 years. Journal of Paleolimnology 19:161-179.
AEU SCI QE 39.5 P3 J86 Site discussed: Moon Lake.

Laird, K. R., S. C. Fritz, B. F. Cumming, and E. C. Grimm 1998
Early-Holocene Limnological and Climatic Variability in the Northern Great Plains. The Holocene 8(3):275-285.
AEU SCI QE 699 H62 Site discussed: Moon Lake.

Laird, K. R., S. C. Fritz, E. C. Grimm, and P. G. Mueller 1996
Century-scale Paleoclimate Reconstruction from Moon Lake, a Closed-basin Lake in the Northern Great Plains. Limnology and Oceanography 41(5):890-902.
AEU SCI GC 1 L73 Sites discussed: Moon Lake, Coldwater Lake.

Laird, K. R., S. C. Fritz, K. A. Maasch, and B. F. Cumming 1996
Greater Drought Intensity and Frequency Before AD 1200 in the Northern Great Plains, USA. Nature 384:552-554.
AEU SCI Q 1 N28 Site discussed: Moon Lake. Diatom-inferred salinity record for Moon Lake, North Dakota, extending to around 2400 yr BP.

Leavitt, P., G. Chen, J. Rusak, S. Wunsam, and B. Cumming nd
Drought and Flood Risk in North Dakota. Unpublished manuscript, pp. 26 pp Available from ght/update00/moon1.pdf Copy downloaded 23/12/2001.
A site (Moon Lake) being investigated as part of a project entitled "Sustainable Agriculture in Western Canada: Planning for Droughts Using the Past," see t .

Valero-Garcés, B. L., K. R. Laird, S. C. Fritz, K. Kelts, E. Ito, and E. C. Grimm 1997
Holocene Climate in the Northern Great Plains Inferred from Sediment Stratigraphy, Stable Isotopes, Carbonate Geochemistry, Diatoms, and Pollen at Moon Lake, North Dakota. Quaternary Research 48:359-369.
AEU SCI QE 696 Q24 Site discussed: Moon Lake.

Yansa, C. H. 2006
The Timing and Nature of Late Quaternary Vegetation Changes in the Northern Great Plains, USA and Canada: A Re-assessment of the Spruce Phase. Quaternary Science Reviews 25:263-281.
Sites discussed: Rosebud, Strouckel, Cottonwood Lake (SD), Medicine Lake (SD), Coldwater Lake (ND), Wendel, Tappen, Moon Lake (ND), Johns Lake, Rice Lake (ND), Kettle Lake, Scrimbit, Andrews, Hafichuk, Neufeld, Herbert, Kyle, Clearwater Lake (Sask), Beechy, Dinsmore, Riding Mountain (Lake E). Six sites form the main focus of the paper: Wendel, Coldwater Lake, Andrews, Kyle, Beechy, and Neufeld.

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