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Late Quaternary cyclic aridity in tropical Australia

De Deckker, Patrick


During the numerous Quaternary sea level fluctuations, the vast Gulf of Carpentaria, in northern Australia, was more often a large lacustrine basin than a shallow sea. Recovery of aeolian quartz particles in a core spanning the last 40,000 calibrated years of sedimentation identifies a ∼2,600 year cyclic pattern of aridity. The most pronounced period peaks around 21,500 calibrated years BP, corresponding to the onstart of the period of lowest global sea level and glacial advance in New Zealand....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
DOI: 10.1016/S0031-0182(01)00233-4


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