The Holocene Climatic Recovery in South-Western Iberia as Recorded in Limestone Tuff Deposits
Data on continental limestone shows that following the cold climate of the Younger Dryas stadial, conditions for carbonate sedimentation settled in south-western Iberia, leading to the development of the Asseca River (Tavira) limestone tuffs. This formation, deposited over a period of ca. 7.5 kyr, preserves a detailed record of the climatic conditions of the area as well as of the vegetation cover.
KeywordsHolocene Climate South-western Iberia
This work was supported by the FCT founding to the project HOLOCLIMA (PDTC/CTE-GEX/71298/2006). C. Ribeiro acknowledges the funding provided by the Évora Geophysics Centre, Portugal, under the contract with FCT, PEst-OE/CTE/UI0078/2011.
- Guerreiro, P., Cunha, L., & Ribeiro, C. (2011). Geomorphological settings and tufa models in Algibre flexure (Algarve, Portugal). Siena: International School of Travertine and Tufa.Google Scholar
- Guerreiro, P., Cunha, L., & Ribeiro, C. (2013). Central algarve tufa platforms, southern Portugal. Geomorphological characterization and genesis. 8th International Association of Geomorphologists International Conference on Geomorphology, Paris.Google Scholar
- Pentecoste, A. (2005). Travertine (p. 446, 1st ed.). Springer : Berlin.Google Scholar
- Queiroz, P., & Mateus, J. (2011). Estudo polínico dos tufos calcários da Ribeira da Asseca, Tavira—Relatório Final. Holoclima Project Internal Report.p.26. Google Scholar
- Ribeiro, C., Terrinha, P., Rosado, L., Candeias, A., & Voelker, A. (2009). Stable isotope signature of the middle holocene climatic change in the SW Iberia. Geochimica et Chosmochimica Acta73(13), A1096–A1096. 19th Annual Goldschmidt Conference, Davos. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2009.05.014.
- Ribeiro, C., Terrinha, P., Voelker, A., Candeias, A., Azevedo, M. R., Ribeiro, S., & Rosado, L. (2011). Climate change towards more arid conditions in SW Iberia during the Holocene. Geophysical Research Abstracts 13, EGU2011–11411, EGU General Assembly 2011, Wien.Google Scholar