Alimmainen Savijärvi



Lake type:

glacial lake

Category: mixed varves


116 m asl

Length of record:

10295 years

Archive type:

lacustrine sediments

Author of images:

Antti Ojala


Ojala, A.E.K., Heinsalu, A., Saarnisto, M. & Tiljander, M., 2005. Annually laminated sediments date the drainage of the Ancylus Lake and early Holocene shoreline displacement in central Finland. Quaternary International 130, 63-73.

Link to reference or DOI:

Minerogenic matter transported into a lake during spring snowmelt-floods form the base of a varve, i.e. the beginning of a new depositional cycle. Organic matter, mainly from lacustrine production, is accumulated during the following summer, autumn and winter, completing the annual rhythm of sedimentation. Micrograph with normal (left) and polarized light (right). > max. resolution