Brienzer See




Bernese Alps

Lake type:

glacial lake

Category: clastic varves


564 m asl

Max depth:

260 m

Archive type:

lacustrine sediments

Author of images:

Michael Sturm


Zolitschka B., 2007. Varved lake sediments. In: S. A. Elias (ed.), Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 3105-3114.

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Brienzer See in the Bernese Alps, Switzerland > max. resolution

Non-glacial clastic varves of Alpine Brienzersee, Switzerland. Varve counts are marked and labeled, the scale is in cm. The marker years (1963, 1986) determined by radiometric dating (137Cs) are highlighted as well as the sediment surface of the year of coring (2004). > max. resolution