The preboreal climate reversal and a subsequent solar-forced climate shift

J. van der Plicht, B. van Geel, S.J.P. Bohncke, J.A.A. Bos, M. Blaauw, A.O.M. Speranza, R. Muscheler, S. Björck

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    Accurate chronologies are essential for linking palaeoclimate archives. Carbon-14 wiggle-match dating was used to produce an accurate chronology for part of an early Holocene peat sequence from the Borchert (The Netherlands). Following the Younger Dryas-Preboreal transition, two climatic shifts could be inferred. Around 11 400 cal. yr BP the expansion of birch (Betula) forest was interrupted by a dry continental phase with dominantly open grassland vegetation, coeval with the PBO (Preboreal Oscillation), as observed in the GRIP ice core. At 11 250 cal. yr BP a sudden shift to a humid climate occurred. This second change appears to be contemporaneous with: (i) a sharp increase of atmospheric
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)263-269
    JournalJQS. Journal of Quaternary Science
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2004


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