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Global Lake Status Data Base (GLSDB)

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Abstract: The Global Lake Status Data Base (GLSDB: Kohfeld and Harrison, 2000, Harrison
et al., 2003) is a long-standing international effort to compile the geomorphic
and biostratigraphic data for changes in lake status, in order to document
changes in regional water balance during the last 30,000 14C kyr. Developed
with data-model comparisons as a primary objective, the GLSDB ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Harrison, S.P. and M. Creighton
Dataset Title: Global Lake Status For The Mid-Holocene And Last Glacial Maximum
Dataset Series Name: Paleoclimate Intercomparison Modelling Project Phase II
Dataset Release Place: Bristol, UK
Dataset Publisher: U. Bristol
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Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 18000 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 6000 ybp
Chrono Unit:
Use Constraints If you wish to use the global data set, you should cite Kohfeld and Harrison
(2000), Yu et al. (2001) and Harrison et al. (2003) as the sources of the
original data. If you wish to have lake status maps for other time periods in
the last 30,000 years, you should contact Sandy Harrison directly.

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Originating Center
Data Center
Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Email: sjpmip at
Distribution Media: online
Distribution Format: pdf, zip, excel, text
Fees: none
Phone: +44 (0)117 33 17223
Fax: +44 (0)117 928 7878
Email: sandy.harrison at
Contact Address:
School of Geographical Sciences
University of Bristol
University Road
City: Bristol
Postal Code: BS8 1SS
Country: United Kingdom
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Cheddadi, R., Yu, G., Guiot, J., Harrison, S. P., and Prentice, I. C. (1997).
The climate of Europe 6000 years ago. Climate Dynamics 13(1), 1-9.

Harrison, S. P., and Digerfeldt, G. (1993). European lakes as paleohydrological
and paleoclimatic indicators. Quaternary Science Reviews 12, 233-248.

Harrison, S. P., Kutzbach, J. E., Liu, Z., Bartlein, P. J., ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-09-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-05-03