Paleolimnology of Lake Yamanaka as reflected on particle-size distribution

Danda Pani Adhikari


A 17.63 m long bore-hole core extracted from the deepest part of Lake Yamanaka, one of the Fuji-five Lakes at the northeasternfoot of Mount Fuji, central Japan, composed of sediment with intercalations of scoria fallout deposits. The sediment of the upper11.4 m was investigated for grain-size distribution by using a laser diffraction particle size analyser. The mean grain-size profileshowed various degrees of fluctuations, both short-and long-terms, and the size-frequency distribution revealed unimodal-trimodalmixing of sediments. Changes in lake size and water depth appear to be the main factors affecting the variability in the grain-sizedistribution and properties. The lake level appears low during 7000–5000 cal BP and 2800–1150 cal BP and relatively high during5000–2800 cal BP and 1150 cal BP– present.


Bulletin of the Department of Geology Vol.14 2011, pp.35-42



Paleolimnology; Lake; Yamanaka

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