Late Weichselian fluvial evolution of the southern Kara Sea, supplement to: Dittmers, Klaus Hauke; Niessen, Frank; Stein, Ruediger (2008): Late Weichselian Fluvial Evolution on the Southern Kara Sea Shelf, North Siberia. Global and Planetary Change, 60(3-4), 327-350


Glaciations had a profound impact on the global sea-level and particularly on the Arctic environments. One of the key questions related to this topic is, how did the discharge of the Siberian Ob and Yenisei rivers interact with a proximal ice sheet? In order to answer this question high-resolution (1-12 kHz), shallow-penetration seismic profiles were collected on the passive continental margin of the Kara Sea Shelf to study the paleo-drainage pattern of the Ob and Yenisei rivers. Both rivers incised into the recent shelf, leaving filled and unfilled river channels and river canyons/valleys connecting to a complex paleo-drainage network.

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Creator Dittmers, Klaus Hauke;Stein, Ruediger;Niessen, Frank
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2008
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC-BY)
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Collection of Datasets
Format application/zip
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (73N-78N,66E-89E)