First evidence from Lake Melville, Canada: Subglacial lake sediments underneath the Laurentide Ice Sheet?

Sophie Kowalski , Christian Ohlendorf , Andrea Catalina Gebhardt & Jens Matthiessen
The fjord-type Lake Melville is located in Labrador, Eastern Canada, as part of the Hamilton Inlet System. It is mainly characterised by riverine freshwater influx into its western end and intrusion of saline water from the Labrador Sea through the shallow Rigolet Narrows. Previous studies assumed that the retreating Laurentide Ice Sheet (LIS) caused the deposition of a typical glacial sediment sequence when its margin reached Lake Melville between 10,000 to 8,000 years ago (King,...
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