Deflation and Humidity During the Last 700 Ka in NW Africa from the Marine Record

  • Bjørg Stabell
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 282)

Abstract

Freshwater diatoms from a core off Cape Blanc have been used to reconstruct atmospheric circulation and climate on the African continent. Maxima in freshwater diatoms occurred mainly in the late phase of interglacial stages. From the freshwater diatom record it can be inferred that intertropical aridity and increased wind strength was initiated just prior to global icegrowth.

Keywords

Trade Wind Glacial Stage Freshwater Diatom Interglacial Stage Hole 658A 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bjørg Stabell
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  1. 1.Geological-Paleontological InstituteUniversity of KielKielGermany
  2. 2.Department of GeologyUniversity of OsloBlindernNorway

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