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A high-resolution late Holocene lake isotope record from Turkey and links to North Atlantic and monsoon climate

Matthew D. Jones, C. Neil Roberts, Melanie J. Leng and Murat Turkes
A high-resolution late Holocene lake isotope record from Turkey and links to North Atlantic and monsoon climate
Geology (Boulder) (May 2006) 34 (5): 361-364

Abstract

A high-resolution proxy record of precipitation and evaporation variability through the past 1700 yr from delta (super 18) O analysis of a varved lake sequence from central Turkey shows rapid shifts between dry periods (A.D. 300-500 and A.D. 1400-1950) and wetter intervals (A.D. 560-750 and A.D. 1000-1350). Changes are consistent with changes in instrumental and proxy records of the Indian monsoon, dry summers in the eastern Mediterranean being associated with periods of enhanced monsoon rainfall. In addition, major shifts in the record are coherent with changes in North Atlantic winter climate, with cold, wet periods in the Alps occurring at times of dry Turkish climate.


ISSN: 0091-7613
EISSN: 1943-2682
Coden: GLGYBA
Serial Title: Geology (Boulder)
Serial Volume: 34
Serial Issue: 5
Title: A high-resolution late Holocene lake isotope record from Turkey and links to North Atlantic and monsoon climate
Affiliation: University of Plymouth, School of Geography, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Pages: 361-364
Published: 200605
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
References: 26
Accession Number: 2006-049734
Categories: Quaternary geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
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Secondary Affiliation: British Geological Survey, University of Nottingham, GBR, United KingdomCanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, TUR, Turkey
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 200627
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