Meerfelder Maar

Country:

Germany

Region:

West Eifel Volcanic Field

Lake type:

volcanic (maar)

Category: mixed varves

Elevation:

336 m asl

Max depth:

18 m

Surface area:

0.248 km2

Catchment area:

1.27 km2

Length of record:

12700 years

Archive type:

lacustrine sediments

Author of images:

Achim Brauer

Reference:

Brauer, A., Haug, G.H., Dulski, P., Sigman, D.M., Negendank, J.F.W., 2008. An abrupt wind shift in western Europe at the onset of the Younger Dryas cold period. Nature Geoscience 1, 520-523.

Link to reference or DOI:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ngeo263


Site images

Aerial photography of Meerfelder Maar > max. resolution

Microphotography of minerogenic varves of Younger Dryas age from Meerfelder Maar – the scale represents 1 mm > max. resolution