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Lake and bog sediment records of Holocene climate and glacier variability in the Cordillera Vilcabamba of southern Peru

PUBLISHED June 1, 2022 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.54985/peeref.2206p2868258)



Avriel Schweinsberg1 , Joseph Licciardi1 , Donald Rodbell2 , Nathan Stansell3
  1. University of New Hampshire
  2. Union College
  3. Northern Illinois University

Conference / event

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 2013 (San Francisco, CA, United States)

Poster summary

This poster presents the first continuous sedimentary archives of glacier and climate variability in the Cordillera Vilcabamba or southern Peru, which supplement existing 10Be moraine chronologies in the region.


climate variability, cosmogenic dating, radiocarbon, clastic flux

Research areas

Earth Sciences


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  2. Blaauw, M., 2010. Methods and code for “classical” age-modelling of radiocarbon sequences. Quaternary Geochronology 5, 512 - 518.
  3. Harbor, J., Warburton, J., 1992. Glaciation and denudation rates. Nature 356, 751 - 751.
  4. Licciardi, J.M., Schaefer, J.M., Taggart, J.R., Lund, D.C., 2009. Holocene Glacier Fluctuations in the Peruvian Andes Indicate Northern Climate Linkages. Science 325, 1677–1679.
  5. Rodbell, D.T., Seltzer, G.O., Mark, B.G., Smith, J.A., Abbott, M.B., 2008. Clastic sediment flux to tropical Andean lakes: records of glaciation and soil erosion. Quaternary Science Reviews 27, 1612–1626.
  6. Stansell, N.D., Rodbell, D.T., Abbott, M.B., Mark, B.G., 2013. Proglacial lake sediment records of Holocene climate change in the western Cordillera of Peru. Quaternary Science Reviews 70, 1–14.


  1. National Science Foundation
  2. Geological Society of America

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Competing interests
No competing interests were disclosed.
Data availability statement
The datasets generated during and/or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
Creative Commons license
Copyright © 2022 Schweinsberg et al. This is an open access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Schweinsberg, A., Licciardi, J., Rodbell, D., Stansell, N. Lake and bog sediment records of Holocene climate and glacier variability in the Cordillera Vilcabamba of southern Peru [not peer reviewed]. Peeref 2022 (poster).
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