Near‐shore Baltic Ice Lake deposits in Fakse Bugt, southeast Denmark

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    Shallow seismic, sedimentological and macrofossil data and AMS radiocarbon dates on terrestrial plant remains from submarine deposits in Fakse Bugt in the southwestern part of the Baltic Sea are presented. The sediments were deposited near the shore of the Baltic Ice Lake, mostly in barrier‐lagoon environments, during two highstand episodes dated to around 12.5–12.2 14C ka BP and 10.6–10.3 ka BP. Coastal sediments from the highstands indicate maximum water levels of 13–15 m and 13 m below present sea level, respectively. During the first episode Salix polaris was widespread in the land area, and during the second episode Dryas octopetala and Betula nana were the most common woody plants. During the lowstand episode Betula pubescens woods dominated. The flora and fauna of the Baltic Ice Lake were rather diverse, reflecting the long and increasing distance to the margin of the Fennoscandian Ice Sheet. Calcium‐carbonate‐rich, mesotrophic water characterized the Baltic Ice Lake in Fakse Bugt.

    Sider (fra-til)185-195
    Antal sider11
    Udgave nummer3
    StatusUdgivet - sep. 1995


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