2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM

Session No. 182
Monday, 6 October 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

T25. Terrestrial Response to Climate Variability during the Medieval Warm Period: Lakes, Tree-Rings, and Human Adaptation

GSA Limnogeology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Archaeological Geology Division


David M. Miller, Kenneth D. Adams and Edward R. Cook, Advocates
Paper #
Start Time
8:00 AM
Drought during Medieval Times In North America: Results from An Expanded High-Resolution Grid of PDSI Reconstructions from Tree Rings
COOK, Edward R.1, HEIM Jr, Richard R.2, VOSE, Russell S.2 and LAWRIMORE, Jay H.2, (1)Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964, (2)National Climatic Data Center, 151 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801, drdendro@ldeo.columbia.edu, drdendro@ldeo.columbia.edu
8:20 AM
How the Rate of Volcanism Initiated the Medieval Warm Period and Controlled Its Periods of Drought
WARD, Peter L., US Geological Survey retired, Teton Tectonics, PO Box 4875, Jackson, WY 83001-4875, peward@wyoming.com, peward@wyoming.com
8:35 AM
The Tangled Web – Records of the Medieval Climate Anomaly (A.D. 900-1350) from Northern San Francisco Bay Marshes
STARRATT, Scott W., U.S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025-3591, sstarrat@usgs.gov, sstarrat@usgs.gov
8:50 AM
Increasing Evidence for the Medieval Drought-Deluge-Drought Sequence in the Western U.S
STINE, Scott, California State University, Hayward, CA 94542, scott.stine@csueastbay.edu, scott.stine@csueastbay.edu
9:05 AM
Lake-Level Fluctuations in the Western Great Basin during the Medieval Climate Anomaly: Episodes of Both Drier and Wetter Periods Than Modern
ADAMS, Kenneth D., Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, Desert Research Institute, 2215 Raggio Parkway, Reno, NV 89512, kadams@dri.edu, kadams@dri.edu
9:20 AM
Medieval Climate In the Mojave Desert Suggests Regional Lake Rise Between Extended Droughts
MILLER, David M., U.S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Road MS 973, Menlo Park, CA 94025, OWEN, Lewis A., Geology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0013 and MAHAN, Shannon A., U.S. Geological Survey, Box 25046 Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225, dmiller@usgs.gov, dmiller@usgs.gov
9:35 AM
A Millennial Scale Tree-Ring Precipitation Reconstruction for the Tavaputs Plateau, Northeastern Utah
KNIGHT, Troy A.1, MEKO, David M.2 and BAISAN, Christopher A.2, (1)Geography and Regional Development, University of Arizona, P.O. Box 210076, Tucson, AZ 85721, (2)Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona, 105 West Stadium, Tucson, AZ 85721, tak@email.arizona.edu, tak@email.arizona.edu
9:50 AM
Medieval-Period Droughts, Fires, Floods and Geomorphic Change In Interior Western USA Mountains
MEYER, Grant1, PIERCE, Jennifer L.2, FRECHETTE, Jedediah D.1, NEW, Jennifer K.1, NELSON, Nathan3 and PERSICO, Lyman P.1, (1)Earth and Planetary Sciences, Univ of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, (2)Geosciences, Boise State University, Boise, ID 83725, (3)Department of Geosciences, Boise State University, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725-1535, gmeyer@unm.edu, gmeyer@unm.edu
10:05 AM
10:20 AM
Simultaneous Cool and Early Warm Season Drought Over the Colorado Plateau
STAHLE, David W., Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas, Ozark Hall 113, Fayetteville, AR 72701, dstahle@uark.edu, dstahle@uark.edu
10:35 AM
The Role of Prehistoric Climate Change in Anasazi Stage Transitions
BERRY, Michael S., Bureau of Reclamation, 125 South State St. Room 6107, Salt Lake City, UT 84138-1147 and BENSON, Larry, US Geological Survey, 3215 Marine Street, Boulder, CO 80303, mberry@uc.usbr.gov, mberry@uc.usbr.gov
10:55 AM
Comparison of Biomarker Hydrogen and Shell-Carbonate Oxygen Isotope Proxies In Lake Chichancanab Sediment (Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico): Implications for the Terminal Classic Maya Collapse
DOUGLAS, Peter, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, P.O. Box 208109, New Haven, CT 06520, PAGANI, Mark, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Yale Univ, P.O. Box 208109, New Haven, CT 06520, BRENNER, Mark, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida, 241 Williamson Hall, PO Box 112120, Gainesville, FL 32611 and HODELL, David, Department of Geological Sciences, Univ of Florida, PO Box 112120, Gainesville, FL 32611, peter.douglas@yale.edu, peter.douglas@yale.edu
11:10 AM
Late Holocene Climate Variability in the Southern Maya Lowlands
WAHL, David, USGS, Menlo Park, CA 94025, BYRNE, Roger, Geography, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94702, HANSEN, Richard, Anthropology, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID 83209 and SCHREINER, Thomas, Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, dwahl@usgs.gov, dwahl@usgs.gov
11:25 AM
Floods and Fluvial Activity during the Medieval Climate Episode
KNOX, James C., Dept. of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 550 N. Park Street, 234 Science Hall, Madison, WI 53706-1491, knox@geography.wisc.edu, knox@geography.wisc.edu
11:45 AM
The Medieval Warm Period in the Great Lakes Region: Spatial Patterns of Drought and Terrestrial Ecosystem Response
BOOTH, Robert K., Earth & Environmental Science, Lehigh University, 1 West Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015 and JACKSON, Stephen T., Department of Botany and Program in Ecology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071-3165, rkb205@lehigh.edu, rkb205@lehigh.edu
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