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A 3 million year index for North African humidity/aridity and the implication of potential pan-African Humid periods

Grant, Katharine; Rohling, Eelco; Westerhold, Thomas; Zabel, Matthias; Heslop, David; Konijnendijk, Tiuri; Lourens, Lucas J.


Mediterranean sediments are valuable archives of both African monsoon variability and higher-latitude climate processes, and can also be used to provide an environmental context for early human migrations and settlements. However, the long history of Mediterranean palaeoclimate studies largely pre-dates the advent of widespread x-ray fluorescence (XRF) core-scanning, so there are few continuous and high-resolution geochemical records from this key region that extend beyond the last glacial...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.07.005


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