[MIS08-07] Preliminary results of 10.5 m core record from lake Olgoy, Valley of the Lake in Mongolia
Keywords:lake, sediment characteristics, age dating
The Olgoy is one of the permafrost lakes located in the southern edge of the Khangai mountains in the valley of the lakes where their environment is characterized by an extreme climate, and less number of existing studies are found. The study with 10.5 m long sediment core retrieved from Olgoy lake is expected to assess the regional paleo environment. The sedimentary features are investigated along the core and include whole and mineral grain size, water, organic matter, carbonate and amorphous silica contents, and variation in elemental concentrations scanned by the ITRAX. Sedimentary ages were estimated by OSL, IRSL and Carbon-14 datings.
The short core analyses which revealed that the temperature is a dominant climate factor of sediment characteristics in Olgoy lake, as high temperature corresponds to coarse grain size, and low carbonate and amorphous silica concentrations. The upper part of Ology long core is characterized by the relatively stable elemental intensities, a decreasing trend in carbonate with coarsening whole-grain size, and suggests temperature drop based on the short core interpretation. Fluctuations of Zr and Rb (2 m and 7.5 m) indicates the allogenic aeolian inputs (Yu et al., 2017). The fluctuation of the high values of the Al/Si and Rb/Sr could be an index of the intense weathering process. Periods with S influx and water content increases could be explained in relation to permafrost melting.