Past Climate Variability in South America and Surrounding Regions

From the Last Glacial Maximum to the Holocene

  • Francoise Vimeux
  • Florence Sylvestre
  • Myriam Khodri

Part of the Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research book series (DPER, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Can We Draw a Robust Picture of Last Glacial Maximum Climate Conditions in South America?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Francisco W. Cruz, Xianfeng Wang, Augusto Auler, Mathias Vuille, Stephen J. Burns, Lawrence R. Edwards et al.
      Pages 29-60
    3. Francis E. Mayle, Michael J. Burn, Mitchell Power, Dunia H. Urrego
      Pages 89-112
    4. Mark B. Bush, Alexander Y. Correa-metrio, David A. Hodell, Mark Brenner, Flavio S. Anselmetti, Daniel Ariztegui et al.
      Pages 113-128
  3. The High Latitudes-Tropics and Tropics-Tropics Teleconnections over the Last Deglaciation and Last Glacial Maximum

  4. Characteristics of the Holocene Climate. Focus on Global Events: Are They Widespread, Comparable and Synchroneous in South America?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Pedro L. Silva Dias, Bruno Turcq, Maria Assunção F. Silva Dias, Pascale Braconnot, Tatiana Jorgetti
      Pages 259-281
    3. Dunia H. Urrego, Mark B. Bush, Miles R. Silman, Alexander Y. Correa-Metrio, Marie-Pierre Ledru, Francis E. Mayle et al.
      Pages 283-300
    4. Eduardo L. Piovano, Daniel Ariztegui, Francisco Córdoba, Marcela Cioccale, Florence Sylvestre
      Pages 323-351
    5. Christopher M. Moy, Patricio I. Moreno, Robert B. Dunbar, Michael R. Kaplan, Jean-Pierre Francois, Ricardo Villalba et al.
      Pages 353-393
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 413-418

About this book


This book groups together overviews and original research papers dealing with South American climate variability from the Last Glacial Maximum to the Holocene. The contributions deal with tropical, temperate and high latitudes climate variability in South America and in surrounding regions (including Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and Antarctica). It offers results obtained from both natural climate archives and recent simulations from coupled climate models. The objective is to propose a state of the art about our knowledge of past climate variability in South America. Specifically, this book aims at presenting the whole available observations and at discussing climate mechanisms, specifically the low to high latitude teleconnections on that continent which spreads out from the equator to Patagonia. It is written by an expert group of climate change scientists, and presents an insight into dynamics of the past and provides climate modellers with 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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Francoise Vimeux
    • 1
  • Florence Sylvestre
    • 2
  • Myriam Khodri
    • 3
  1. 1.IRDCEA-SaclayGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.L'Institut de Recherché pour leCEREGEAix-en-ProvenceFrance
  3. 3.IRDCEA-SaclayGif-sur-YvetteFrance

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