Lake C2

Country:

Canada

Region:

Nunavut, Ellesmere Island

Lake type:

glacial lake

Category: clastic varves

Elevation:

1.5 m asl

Max depth:

84 m

Surface area:

1.77 km2

Catchment area:

26.6 km2

Length of record:

200 years

Archive type:

lacustrine sediments

Author of images:

Bernd Zolitschka; https://www.geo.umass.edu/climate/TILPHTML/TILPhome.html

Reference:

Zolitschka, B. (1996): Recent sedimentation in a High Arctic lake, northern Ellesmere Island, Canada. Journal of Paleolimnology, 16: 169-186.

Link to reference or DOI:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00176934


Site images

Lake C2 viewed from Echo Peak > max. resolution

Clastic varves of Lake C2, north coast of Ellesmere Island (Canadian High Arctic). The microscopic photograph of non-glacial clastic varves shows the undulated sediment-water interface in normal (left) and polarized light (right). Pale and coarse-grained laminae are related to snowmelt runoff events during summer, which contrast to the dark fine-grained laminae on top that settled out of suspension during winter under ice cover. > max. resolution

Clastic varves of Lake C2, north coast of Ellesmere Island (Canadian High Arctic). The microscopic photograph shows non-glacial clastic varves. > max. resolution

Clastic varves of Lake C2, north coast of Ellesmere Island (Canadian High Arctic). The microscopic photograph shows non-glacial clastic varves. > max. resolution