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Interpreting lake isotope records of Holocene environmental change in the Eastern Mediterranean

Jones, Matthew D.; Roberts, C. Neil

Authors

MATTHEW JONES MATTHEW.JONES@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Professor of Quaternary Science

C. Neil Roberts



Abstract

Oxygen isotope records from lake sediment archives are becoming an increasingly common tool for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction. We discuss their interpretation in the Eastern Mediterranean region with particular reference to three records, Zeribar, Van and Eski Acıgöl during the Holocene. The latter two records have been interpreted as controlled by changes in the precipitation to evaporation ratio, and the first due to changes in precipitation seasonality. In light of recent isotope work in the region and comparison with other proxy data from the same lakes, we show both of these initial interpretations to be oversimplified. Careful interpretations of complex lake isotope systems are therefore required in order that palaeoclimatic inferences are drawn correctly.

Citation

Jones, M. D., & Roberts, C. N. (2008). Interpreting lake isotope records of Holocene environmental change in the Eastern Mediterranean. Quaternary International, 181(1), 32-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2007.01.012

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 11, 2007
Online Publication Date Feb 11, 2007
Publication Date Apr 1, 2008
Deposit Date Jul 29, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jul 29, 2015
Journal Quaternary International
Print ISSN 1040-6182
Electronic ISSN 1040-6182
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 181
Issue 1
Pages 32-38
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2007.01.012
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/29436
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S104061820700033X
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0

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