Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research

Past Climate Variability through Europe and Africa

Editors: Battarbee, Richard W., Gasse, Françoise, Stickley, Catherine E. (Eds.)

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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.

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From the reviews:

"This volume presents an impressive overview of the range of ongoing paleoclimate research along the whole Afro-European transect … . This volume represents another highlight of the international efforts on improving our understanding of global change. … Overall, the volume is very well edited, including the figures. … The editors have to be congratulated for their excellent work." (Vera Markgraf, Journal of Paleolimnology, Vol. 36, 2006)


Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Battarbee, Richard W. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Archives and Proxies along the PEP III Transect

    Oldfield, Frank (et al.)

    Pages 7-29

  • Oceanic Climate Variability at Millennial Time-Scales: Models of Climate Connections

    Vidal, Laurence (et al.)

    Pages 31-44

  • Between Agulhas and Benguela: responses of Southern African climates of the Late Pleistocene to Current Fluxes, Orbital Precession and the Extent of the Circum-Antarctic Vortex

    Partridge, Tim C. (et al.)

    Pages 45-68

  • Holocene climatic trends and rhythms in southern Africa

    Scott, Louis (et al.)

    Pages 69-91

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Past Climate Variability through Europe and Africa
Editors
  • Richard W. Battarbee
  • Françoise Gasse
  • Catherine E. Stickley
Series Title
Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2121-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-2121-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2120-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6593-3
Series ISSN
1571-5299
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 638
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