What is it about?

Proglacial lakes are masses of water accumulated at the edge or not far from a retreating glacier. There were numerous proglacial lakes during the last ice age on the East European Plain. Poor knowledge of chronology, levels and drainage pathways of such lakes does not allow us to fully evaluate their significance in the Earth history. This paper examines the area in the North-West of Russia where fingerprints of a former proglacial lake environment were found.

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Why is it important?

Our findings are based on thorough examination of the the former proglacial lake sediments along with studying landforms related to it. The ages, levels, depths and features of sedimentation were revealed for the proglacial lake.


The information of this proglacial lake might be useful for the correlation with other lakes. Additionally, the presented approach to the proglacial lake reconstruction could be extended to other lakes which existed on the Earth.

Natalia Karpukhina
Russian Academy of Sciences

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This page is a summary of: Evolution of a proglacial lake in the Izborsko‐Malskaya Valley, Russia, in the Late Glacial, Journal of Quaternary Science, July 2022, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1002/jqs.3455.
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