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Half-precessional dynamics of monsoon rainfall near the East African equator

Verschuren, D; Sinninghe Damsté, JS; Moernaut, J; Kristen, I; Blaauw, M; Fagot, M; Haug, GH; van Geel, B; De Batist, M; Barker, P; Vuille, M; Conley, D; Olago, DO; Milne, I; Plessen, B; Eggermont, H; Wolff, C; Hurrell, E; Ossebaar, J; Lyaruu, A; van der Plicht, J; Cumming, BF; Brauer, A; Rucina,, SM; Russell, JM; Keppens, E; Hus, J; Bradley, RS; Leng, Melanie; Mingram, J; Nowaczyk, NR. 2009 Half-precessional dynamics of monsoon rainfall near the East African equator. Nature, 462 (7273). 637-641. 10.1038/nature08520

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Abstract/Summary

Extensive records exist with which to assess the relationship between external climate forcings — such as changes in insolation — and climate variability for middle and high latitudes, but records from equatorial regions are relatively few, especially from regions experiencing the passage of the Intertropical Convergence Zone. A continuous and well-resolved climate-proxy record of hydrological variability during the past 25,000 years from equatorial East Africa is now presented and analysed.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1038/nature08520
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2009 > NERC Isotope Geoscience Laboratory
ISSN: 0028-0836
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 04 Dec 2009 14:45
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/8696

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