Subglacial Lake Sediments and Sedimentary Processes: Potential Archives of Ice Sheet Evolution, Past Environmental Change, and the Presence Of Life

  1. Martin J. Siegert and
  2. Mahlon C. Kennicutt II
  1. M. J. Bentley1,
  2. P. Christoffersen2,
  3. D. A. Hodgson3,
  4. A. M. Smith3,
  5. S. Tulaczyk4 and
  6. A. M. Le Brocq5

Published Online: 25 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118670354.ch6

Antarctic Subglacial Aquatic Environments

Antarctic Subglacial Aquatic Environments

How to Cite

Bentley, M. J., Christoffersen, P., Hodgson, D. A., Smith, A. M., Tulaczyk, S. and Le Brocq, A. M. (2011) Subglacial Lake Sediments and Sedimentary Processes: Potential Archives of Ice Sheet Evolution, Past Environmental Change, and the Presence Of Life, in Antarctic Subglacial Aquatic Environments (eds M. J. Siegert and M. C. Kennicutt), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1002/9781118670354.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department Of Geography, University Of Durham Durham, Uk

  2. 2

    Department Of Geography, University Of Cambridge Cambridge, Uk

  3. 3

    British Antarctic Survey Cambridge, Uk

  4. 4

    Department Of Earth And Planetary Sciences, University Of California Santa Cruz, California, USA

  5. 5

    School Of Geography, University Of Exeter Exeter, Uk

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904825

Online ISBN: 9781118670354

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Keywords:

  • Subglacial lakes–Antarctica–History;
  • Subglacial lakes–Antarctica–Discovery and exploration;
  • Subglacial lakes–Polar regions–History;
  • Subglacial lakes–Polar regions–Discovery and exploration;
  • Aquatic ecology–Antarctica;
  • subglaciallake;
  • sediment;
  • subglacialhydrology;
  • limnology;
  • icesheet;
  • coringtechnology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Subglacial Lake Sediments as Archives of Paleoenvironmental Change

  • Direct Information from Surface Exposures and Sediment Cores Acquired from Subglacial Paleolakes

  • Sedimentary Processes in Subglacial Lakes

  • Sedimentary Archives of Lake Formation and Hydrological Discharge

  • Technologies for Exploration and Analysis of Subglacial Lake Sediments

  • Conclusions