publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Atlantic forcing of Western Mediterranean winter rain minima during the last 12,000 years

Zielhofer, Christoph; Fletcher, William J.; Mischke, Steffen; De Batist, Marc; Campbell, Jennifer F.E.; Joannin, Sebastien; Tjallingii, Rik; El Hamouti, Najib; Junginger, Annett; Stele, Andreas; ...
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2017
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
Abstract
Abstract The limited availability of high-resolution continuous archives, insufficient chronological control, and complex hydro-climatic forcing mechanisms lead to many uncertainties in palaeo-hydrological reconstructions for the Western Mediterranean. In this study we present a newly recovered 19.63 m long core from Lake Sidi Ali in the North African Middle Atlas, a transition zone of Atlantic, Western Mediterranean and Saharan air mass trajectories. With a multi-proxy approach based on magnetic susceptibility, carbonate and total organic C content, core-scanning and quantitative XRF, stable isotopes of ostracod shells, charcoal counts, Cedrus pollen abundance,...
Subjects
free text keywords: [SDU]Sciences of the Universe [physics], [SDE]Environmental Sciences, [SHS]Humanities and Social Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Holocene, Younger Dryas, Winter rain minima, Atlantic forcing, Western Mediterranean, North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), Seasonality, Solar forcing, Lake sediments, Middle Atlas, Morocco, HOLOCENE CLIMATE VARIABILITY, AFRICAN HUMID PERIOD, NORTH-ATLANTIC, LATE QUATERNARY, SURFACE-TEMPERATURE, VEGETATION DYNAMICS, SOUTHERN SPAIN, FIRE ACTIVITY, Global and Planetary Change, Geology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Archaeology, [ SDU ] Sciences of the Universe [physics], [ SDE ] Environmental Sciences, [ SHS ] Humanities and Social Sciences, Oceanography, Radiative forcing, Air mass, Forcing (mathematics), Holocene, Meltwater, Younger Dryas, Geology, Ostracod, biology.organism_classification, biology, Mediterranean climate
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