Past Climate Variability through Europe and Africa

  • Richard W. Battarbee
  • Françoise Gasse
  • Catherine E. Stickley

Part of the Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research book series (DPER, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Richard W. Battarbee, Françoise Gasse
    Pages 1-6
  3. Frank Oldfield, Roy Thompson
    Pages 7-29
  4. Louis Scott, Julia A. Lee-Thorp
    Pages 69-91
  5. Philip A. Barker, Michael R. Talbot, F. Alayne Street-Perrott, Fabienne Marret, James Scourse, Erico O. Odada
    Pages 117-138
  6. Mohammad Umer, Dagnachew Legesse, Françoise Gasse, Raymonde Bonnefille, Henry F. Lamb, Melanie J. Leng et al.
    Pages 159-180
  7. Philipp Hoelzmann, Françoise Gasse, Lydie M. Dupont, Ulrich Salzmann, Michael Staubwasser, Dirk C. Leuschner et al.
    Pages 219-256
  8. W. Mike Edmunds, Abdelkader Dodo, Djaira Djoret, Cheik H. Gaye, Ibrahim B. Goni, Yves Travi et al.
    Pages 279-306
  9. Nejib Kallel, Jean-Claude Duplessy, Laurent Labeyrie, Michel Fontugne, Matrine Paterne
    Pages 307-324
  10. Donatella Magri, Nejib Kallel, Biancamaria Narcisi
    Pages 325-341
  11. Neil Roberts, Tony Stevenson, Basil Davis, Rachid Cheddadi, Simon Brewster, Arlene Rosen
    Pages 343-362
  12. Jef Vandenberghe, John Lowe, Russell Coope, Thomas Litt, Ludwig Züller
    Pages 393-416
  13. Keith Barber, Bernd Zolitschka, Pavel Tarasov, Andre F. Lotter
    Pages 417-442
  14. Ian Snowball, Atte Korhola, Keith R. Briffa, Nalan Koç
    Pages 465-494
  15. Hans Renssen, Pascale Braconnot, Simon F. B. Tett, Hans Von Storch, S. L. Weber
    Pages 495-514
  16. Pascale Braconnot, Sandy P. Harrison, Sylvie Joussaume, Chris D. Hewitt, Akio Kitoch, John E. Kutzbach et al.
    Pages 515-533
  17. Peter Robertshaw, David Taylor, Shane Doyle, Robert Marchant
    Pages 535-549
  18. Dirk Verschuren, Keith R. Briffa, Philipp Hoelzmann, Keith Barber, Philip A. Barker, Louis Scott et al.
    Pages 567-582
  19. Tim C. Partridge, John Lowe, Philip A. Barker, Philipp Hoelzmann, Donatella Magri, Matti Saarnisto et al.
    Pages 583-603
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 605-638

About this book


This book provides a major synthesis of evidence for past climate variability at the regional and continental scale across Europe and Africa. It focuses on two complementary time-scales, the Holocene (approximately the last 11,500 years) and the last glacial-interglacial cycle (approximately the last 130,000 years). An overview of the climate system of the past has never been attempted before on this scale, and, as such, the volume represents a benchmark for future research.

It is written by an expert group of climate change scientists and presents an insight into past climate variability that challenges climatologists who seek to explain climate dynamics of the past and provides climate modellers with a work of reference for data-model comparison. The book is an advanced but very readable text essential for all students and scientists interested in global environmental change.


Environmental change Holocene Paleoclimatology atmosphere climate climate change climate variability climatology environment environmental change Europe ocean Pleistocene pluvial Scale vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard W. Battarbee
    • 1
  • Françoise Gasse
    • 2
  • Catherine E. Stickley
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Environmental Change Research Centre, Department of GeographyUniversity College LondonUK
  2. 2.University of Aix-Marseille IIFrance
  3. 3.School of Earth, Ocean and Planetary SciencesCardiff UniversityCardiffUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-2120-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2121-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-5299
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