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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Biogeosciences, 13, 5511-5526, 2016
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Research article
05 Oct 2016
Linking the distribution of microbial deposits from the Great Salt Lake (Utah, USA) to tectonic and climatic processes
Anthony Bouton et al.
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (14 Aug 2016) by Florian Wittmann  
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ED: Publish as is (05 Sep 2016) by Florian Wittmann
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Short summary
The modern hypersaline Great Salt Lake shows an extended modern and ancient microbial sedimentary system. This study on aerial images and field observations discusses the non-random distribution patterns of microbial deposits along linear alignments following isobaths, polygonal geometry or straight alignments along a topographic drop-off. This particular distribution of microbial deposits brings further insights to the reconstruction of paleoenvironments and paleoclimatic changes.
The modern hypersaline Great Salt Lake shows an extended modern and ancient microbial...