A Climatic Record from Searles Lake, California

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Science  26 Sep 1958:
Vol. 128, Issue 3326, pp. 716
DOI: 10.1126/science.128.3326.716


Data concerning past climatic conditions in arid California have been presented. Palynological and geological evidence points to the existence of past cooler moister climates and to climatic fluctuations. These have been tentatively correlated with late Pleistocene events in glaciated North America. The existence of a rather extensive woodland community at times of more favorable moisture conditions seems to be indicated.

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