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Schefuß, E., Kuhlmann, H., Mollenhauer, G., Prange, M. and Pätzold, J. 2011. Forcing of wet phases in southeast Africa over the past 17,000 years. Nature, 480: 509–512


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Forcing of wet phases in southeast Africa over the past 17,000 years.

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Here we show that remote atmospheric forcing by cold events in the northern high latitudes appears to have been the main driver of hydro-climatology in southeast Africa during rapid climate changes over the past 17,000 years. Our results are based on a reconstruction of precipitation and river discharge changes, as recorded in a marine sediment core off the mouth of the Zambezi River, near the southern boundary of the modern seasonal ITCZ migration. Indian Ocean sea surface temperatures did not exert a primary control over southeast African hydrologic variability.

Year: 2011

Type: Journal Article

URL: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v480/n7378/full/nature10685.html?WT.ec


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