publication . Article . 1995

Late Holocene Neoglacial episodes in southern South America and southern Africa: a comparison:

Antonieta Jerardino;
  • Published: 01 Jan 1995 Journal: The Holocene, volume 5, pages 361-368 (issn: 0959-6836, eissn: 1477-0911, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Palaeoenvironmental evidence from existing late-Holocene palaeoenvironmental sequences suggests that important atmospheric and oceanographic changes took place during the last 5000 years in southern South America and southern Africa. Several oscillations were contemporary with three well- known Neoglacial episodes that occurred between about 4500 and 4000 BP, between 3000 and 2000 BP and during the last 1000 years. The scale of change involved during these climatic episodes consisted of temperature departures of 1-2 °C, and sea-level oscillations of ± 1-2 m. In at least two winter rainfall regions, an increase in precipitation was concomitant with most of these ...
free text keywords: Earth-Surface Processes, Archaeology, Ecology, Palaeontology, Global and Planetary Change, Sea surface temperature, Sea level change, Climatology, Precipitation, Oceanography, Holocene, Atmospheric circulation, Geology
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