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Refuge Notebook: Tracking time in the New and Old Worlds

...forests and fire regimes on the Kenai Lowlands of Alaska," this study analyzed pollen and plant macrofossils found in sediment cores from three lakes on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Although humans have been in the Mediterranean for the past 100,000...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-07-10/refuge-notebook-tracking-time-in
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Jigsaw puzzle: New studies lend further evidence of dry times

...of Jigsaw Lake and taking many sediment core samples. The seismic profile equipment...however, comes from the lake sediment cores, which reveal that the lake basin was...and bottom of the peat layer in different cores to estimate how long the water level was...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/070309/out_356697269.shtml
Refuge Notebook: Retiring refuge ecologist predicts a dry future for the western Kenai

...The striking observation in most of these cores was that the woody material was all at the top of the core, being mostly the live roots of new shrubs...layer that we found when taking sediment cores from Jigsaw Lake northeast of Sterling...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/122410/out_761106924.shtml
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Families explore Kenai Peninsula climate with new trail activities

...climate through the years? Records, both written and natural; journals, scientific notes and papers, tree rings, soil cores, all contribute to telling the story of what once happened. They offer a glimpse into the past. Modern weather stations help...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2011-08-19/families-explore-kenai-peninsula
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Banker by day, ski maker by night

...not found in the typically inferior wood cores of the industry today.""That's the core," he says. "Ninety percent of how a ski is going to behave is based on the core, that wood core that's inside. Everything else is aesthetics...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-02-07/banker-by-day-ski-maker-by-night
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Did mammoths roam the Kenai?

...long. Additional data from other Kenai Peninsula lake and bog cores collected by Ed Berg and analyzed by Scott Anderson from Northern...000 to 60,000 years ago, according to the Greenland ice core temperature record. Unfortunately, we know very little about...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/040309/out_284225827.shtml
Shantatalik Creek fire bodes well for peninsula wildlife

...were probably no grassy savannas on the Kenai. Grass is always a minor component in our pollen profiles from lake sediment cores, which record as much as 13,000 years of postglacial vegetation history. The dense white/Lutz spruce forests of the southern...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/071709/out_359283184.shtml
Arctic research vessel christened

...has enough different options so we can do almost all of those without changing the gear," he said.Nearly 100 feet of clear stern deck that can be used to collect long sediment cores revealing ocean history will be a huge asset, he said.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-10-17/arctic-research-vessel-christened
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Refuge Notebook: Bison in our back yard?

...Ed Berg, a retired Refuge ecologist, and Scott Anderson from Northern Arizona University, have examined pollen in peat cores and can say with some certainty that our peat bogs began forming about 14,000 years ago, with willows and alders establishing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2012-12-06/refuge-notebook-bison-in-our-bac
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Buccaneer finds oil, gas at Cosmo; fights takeover effort by Chinese investors

...level in preparation for drilling deeper through the prospective and known oil formations. The company's plan is to take cores in the oil formations to augment known reservoir data, and to plan development of the deposit.A flow test of the gas-bearing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-06-25/buccaneer-finds-oil-gas-at-cosmo-fig
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