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By Kenji Kashiwaya

Lake Baikal in japanese Siberia is a vital website for detecting long term worldwide adjustments, as a result of its excessive sensitivity to climatic oscillation and its terribly lengthy historical past. simply because lacustrine sediments have a bonus in offering high-resolution details, the sediments in Lake Baikal include very good non-stop documents of earlier stipulations together with paleoclimates, evolution, and specification of organisms. in line with the examine through the Baikal Drilling venture, this e-book offers info on worldwide climatic and environmental alterations for up to 12 million years. The ebook additionally contains discussions of relatively non permanent adjustments resembling glacial and interglacial transitions that at once hyperlink to the current and destiny surroundings. Long Continental files from Lake Baikal summarizes the most recent wisdom at the paleoenvironment and offers a starting place for extra reviews in international environmental changes.

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The cause of the discrepancy between Ie values in the BDP-96 and BDP-93 boreholes is unknown. No discrepancy in A was obtained in the BDP-98 core at 345-600m by different thermal conductivity measurement techniques (VA. Golubev 1998, personal communication). The mean geothermal gradient in the BDP-98 borehole in the 500-m thick upper sedimentary layer was 60 ± lOmK/m, and the heat flow was 72mW/m2, which is in agreement with earlier published values (Antipin et al. 2000). P. Y. 8 • • 120 160 180 200 ••• • 140 • • • • • ••• • • • ••• ••••••• •• • • • • • FiG.

They will represent unique information about the tectonic evolution of the region and lake level fluctuations (Baikal Drilling Project Members 2003). Investigations on these cores revealed that Lake Baikal sediments are composed of rhythmically laminated fine-grained deposits, represented by alternating diatom-rich layers and layers of a dense terrigenous clay barren of diatom valves (Baikal Drilling Project Members 1997, 1998,2000; Karabanov 1999; Kuzmin et al. 2001). Diatom-rich sediments accumulated during warm interglacials, while the terrigenous clay formed during the glacials (Bezrukova et al.

Len ~ II ~ I I ~ I I~I I ~ II ~ I I~I I~ ~ II ~ I I ~ I I ~ .... 5 ~ 1 .... I ~ ,.... ,.... to c.. "' - .... 0(1) 1 len I 1.... 8 Ma FIG. 7. 5Myr (upper plot). 03 K (%) (±cr) Be-l/4 Subaerial, Interglacial Type of eruptions 2 Lava of plateau and ancient valley eruptions Be-l/9 Lava plateau Basalt lava 1 No. TABLE 1. j:>. 02 . , '"'<:" t""' '~" e:. 1. Kuzmin et a1. 4 Comparison of Paleoclimatic Reconstructions Obtained from Volcanic Formations and Lake Baikal Sedimentary Records If our idea that volcanic rocks composed of massive lava formations are from interglacial periods and those containing abundant hyaloclastites originated in glacial periods is true, the age of glacial and interglacial periods identified from volcanic rocks should coincide with warm and cold periods found in the Lake Baikal sedimentary record.

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