(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2004)

Document title

Climate variability at the southern boundaries of the Namib (southwestern Africa) and Atacama (northern Chile) coastal deserts during the last 120,000 yr

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The AA. present grain-size distribution of the terrigenous fraction of two deep-sea sediment cores from the SE Atlantic (offshore Namibia) and from the SE Pacific (offshore northern Chile), which they unmix into subpopulations and which are interpreted as coarse eolian dust, fine eolian dust, and fluvial mud. The 2 records show a relatively wet Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) compared to a relatively dry Holocene, but different orbital variability on longer time scales. The AA. relate the changes in continental aridity in southwestern Africa and northern Chile to changes in the latitudinal position of the moisture-bearing Southern Westerlies


Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research / ISSN 0033-5894 / CODEN QRESAV

Editor : Elsevier, San Diego, CA - ETATS-UNIS (1970)

Millesime : 2004, vol. 62, no3 [pp. 301-309]

Bibliographic references : 75 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15739

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