Hydro-acoustic surveys and coring campaigns at Lake Prespa were carried out between 2007 and 2009. This paper presents hydro-acoustic profiles and provide lithological and chronostratigraphical information from three up to 15.75 m long sediment sequences from the Macedonian side of the lake. The sediment sequences comprise glacial and interglacial sediments likely deposited from the end of Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 5 to present day. The information implies a distinct change of sedimentation patterns at the Pleistocene/Holocene transition and the establishment of a relatively strong Holocene current system and deposition of channel-related contourite drift in Lake Prespa. Potential causes for the establishment of this current during the Holocene include significant lake level change, reduced winter ice cover, and/or higher aeolian activity.
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Wagner, B., Aufgebauer, A., Vogel, H., Zanchetta, G., Sulpizio, R., Damaschke, M. (2012): Late Pleistocene and Holocene contourite drift in Lake Prespa (Albania/F.Y.R. of Macedonia/Greece). – In: Quaternary International, Vol. 274, p: 112-121, DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2012.02.016
|Authors||Bernd Wagner and Anne Aufgebauer and Hendrik Vogel and Giovanni Zanchetta and Roberto Sulpizio and Magret Damaschke|
|Title||Late Pleistocene and Holocene contourite drift in Lake Prespa (Albania/F.Y.R. of Macedonia/Greece)|