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Late Quaternary climates of the Australian arid zone: a review

Hesse, Paul; Magee, John; van der Kaars, Willem Alexander (Sander)


Aridity in Australia has generally been associated with glacial intervals of the last few glacial cycles. The causes and nature of aridity varied from north to south over the continent. In northern and central Australia, reduced monsoon rain in global cold stages caused lakes and rivers to dry, vegetation to become more sparse, sand dunes to become active, and dust advection to increase. While the monsoon is correlated with warmer global temperatures and high sea levels overall, the exact...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary International
DOI: 10.1016/S1040-6182(03)00132-0


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