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Lake Suigetsu

Country: Japan
Region: Wakasa Bay, Honshu Island, central Japan
Varve Category: mixed varves
Archive Type: lacustrine sediments
Lake Type: tectonic
Maximum Depth: 34.0
Surface Area: 4.3
Elevation: 0.0
Length of Record: 60,000
DOI / Reference Link: Access Link
Reference: Nakagawa, T. and Suigetsu 2006 project members (2014). High-precision sampling of laminated sediments: strategies from Lake Suigetsu. PAGES News 22 (1), 12-13
Picture 1:
the lake

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Description: Lake Suigetsu ('Suigetsu-ko') is a tectonic lake, situated close to the Sea of Japan coast at Wakasa Bay, Honshu Island, central Japan.
Picture Authors:
the varve

Description: The upper ~46 m of the Lake Suigetsu sediment profile demonstrates distinct lamination and represents sediment deposition spanning approximately the last 60,000 years.
Picture Type: microscopic
varve up close

Description: The varves are composed of alternating layers of diatom-rich sediment and Mn-enriched siderite [(Fe,Mn)CO3] deposited predominantly after lake overturn in autumn.
Picture Type: microscopic
tephra layer

Description: Visible tephra in the Lake Suigetsu sediment archive.
Picture Type: macroscopic