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A high-resolution late Holocene lake isotope record from Turkey and links to North Atlantic and monsoon climate

Jones, Matthew D.; Roberts, C. Neil; Leng, Melanie J.; Türkeş, Murat

Authors

Matthew D. Jones matthew.jones@nottingham.ac.uk

C. Neil Roberts

Melanie J. Leng

Murat Türkeş

Abstract

A high resolution proxy record of precipitation and evaporation variability through the past 1700 yr from δ18O analysis of a varved lake sequence from central Turkey shows rapid shifts between dry periods (AD 300–500 and AD 1400–1950) and wetter intervals (AD 560–750 and AD 1000–1350). Changes are consistent with changes in instrumental and proxy records of the Indian monsoon, dry summers in the Eastern Mediterranean being associated with periods of enhanced monsoon rainfall. In addition major shifts in the record are coherent with changes in North Atlantic winter climate with cold, wet periods in the Alps occurring at times of dry Turkish climate.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date May 1, 2006
Journal Geology
Print ISSN 0091-7613
Electronic ISSN 1943-2682
Publisher Geological Society of America
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 34
Issue 5
Pages 361-364
Institution Citation Jones, M. D., Roberts, C. N., Leng, M. J., & Türkeş, M. (2006). A high-resolution late Holocene lake isotope record from Turkey and links to North Atlantic and monsoon climate. Geology, 34(5), 361-364. doi:10.1130/G22407.1
DOI https://doi.org/10.1130/G22407.1
Keywords Turkey, palaeoclimate, isotopes, lake sediments
Publisher URL https://pubs.geoscienceworld.org/geology/article-lookup/34/5/361
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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