The Greenland 8200 cal. yr BP event detected in loss-on-ignition profiles in Norwegian lacustrine sediment sequences
High-resolution loss-on-ignition analyses of lacustrine sediment cores from both proglacial and non-glacial lakes in southern Norway have revealed a specific pattern characterised by a significant, two-peaked reduction of the loss-on-ignition values in the basal half of the cores. In non-glacier-fed lakes, the loss-on-ignition variations are interpreted to reflect mainly lake productivity and hence variability in surface summer air temperature. Sediments deposited in proglacial lakes, however, reflect mainly the glacier activity in the lake catchment. Bulk AMS radiocarbon dates from the core sequences and the loss-on-ignition curve pattern suggest that this event correlates with the 8200 cal. yr BP event recorded in the GRIP and GISP2 Greenland ice-cores, termed the Finse event in southern Norway.