Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research

Past Climate Variability in South America and Surrounding Regions

From the Last Glacial Maximum to the Holocene

Editors: Vimeux, Francoise, Sylvestre, Florence, Khodri, Myriam (Eds.)

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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.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Moisture Pattern During the Last Glacial Maximum in South America

    Sylvestre, Florence

    Pages 3-27

  • Orbital and Millennial-Scale Precipitation Changes in Brazil from Speleothem Records

    Cruz, Francisco W. (et al.)

    Pages 29-60

  • Chronologies of the Last Glacial Maximum and its Termination in the Andes (∼10–55°S) Based on Surface Exposure Dating

    Zech, Roland (et al.)

    Pages 61-87

  • Vegetation and Fire at the Last Glacial Maximum in Tropical South America

    Mayle, Francis E. (et al.)

    Pages 89-112

  • Re-evaluation of Climate Change in Lowland Central America During the Last Glacial Maximum Using New Sediment Cores from Lake Petén Itzá, Guatemala

    Bush, Mark B. (et al.)

    Pages 113-128

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Past Climate Variability in South America and Surrounding Regions
Book Subtitle
From the Last Glacial Maximum to the Holocene
Editors
  • Francoise Vimeux
  • Florence Sylvestre
  • Myriam Khodri
Series Title
Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2672-9
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2672-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2671-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3051-9
Series ISSN
1571-5299
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 418
Number of Illustrations and Tables
47 illustrations in colour
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