Articles | Volume 13, issue 7
Research article
08 Apr 2016
Research article |  | 08 Apr 2016

Environmental control on the occurrence of high-coercivity magnetic minerals and formation of iron sulfides in a 640 ka sediment sequence from Lake Ohrid (Balkans)

Janna Just, Norbert R. Nowaczyk, Leonardo Sagnotti, Alexander Francke, Hendrik Vogel, Jack H. Lacey, and Bernd Wagner


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (27 Nov 2015) by Thomas Wilke
AR by Janna Just on behalf of the Authors (25 Jan 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Feb 2016) by Thomas Wilke
AR by Janna Just on behalf of the Authors (10 Feb 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The magnetic record from Lake Ohrid reflects a strong change in geochemical conditions in the lake. Before 320 ka glacial sediments contain iron sulfides, while later glacials are dominated by siderite. Superimposed on this large-scale pattern are climatic induced changes in the magnetic mineralogy. Glacial and stadial sediments are characterized by relative increases of high- vs. low-coercivity minerals which relate to enhanced erosion in the catchment, possibly due to a sparse vegetation.
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