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South Atlantic Island Record Reveals a South Atlantic Response to the 8.2 Kyr Event : Volume 4, Issue 1 (29/02/2008)

By Ljung, K.

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Title: South Atlantic Island Record Reveals a South Atlantic Response to the 8.2 Kyr Event : Volume 4, Issue 1 (29/02/2008)  
Author: Ljung, K.
Volume: Vol. 4, Issue 1
Language: English
Subject: Science, Climate, Past
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection (Contemporary), Copernicus GmbH
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Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
Member Page: Copernicus Publications


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Björck, S., Ljung, K., Renssen, H., & Hammarlund, D. (2008). South Atlantic Island Record Reveals a South Atlantic Response to the 8.2 Kyr Event : Volume 4, Issue 1 (29/02/2008). Retrieved from

Description: Geobiosphere Science Centre, Department of Geology, Quaternary Sciences, Lund University, Sölvegatan 12, 223 62 Lund, Sweden. One of the most distinct climate fluctuations during the Holocene is the short and rapid event centred around 8200 years ago, the 8.2 kyr event, which was most likely triggered by glacial melt-water forcing from the receding Laurentide ice-sheet. Evidence for this cooling has primarily been reported from sites around the North Atlantic, but an increasing number of observations imply a more wide-spread occurrence. Palaeoclimate archives from the Southern Hemisphere have hitherto failed to uncover a distinct climatic anomaly associated with the 8.2 kyr event. Here we present a lake sediment record from Nightingale Island in the central South Atlantic showing enhanced precipitation between 8275 and 8025 cal. yrs BP, most likely as a consequence of increased sea surface temperature (SST). We show that this is consistent with climate model projections of a warming of the South Atlantic in response to reduced north-ward energy transport during the 8.2 kyr event.

South Atlantic island record reveals a South Atlantic response to the 8.2 kyr event

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