(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1998)

Document title

Climatic reconstruction in Europe for 18,000 yr B.P. from pollen data


This paper proposes a new method of reconstructing past climate from pollen data, which is applicable to other continents as well as Europe. In order to deal with the lack of perfect analogs of fossil assemblages, the AA. used a combination of pollen types grouped according to plant phenology and present climate constraints rather than pollen percentages for each individual taxon. The distribution of pollen taxa into plant functional types (PFTs) is aimed to reflect the vegetation in terms of biomes. The climatic variables are then calibrated on these PFTs using an artificial neural network technique. The method is applied to the glacial steppic vegetation in Europe, using 15 pollen records


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 1998, vol. 49, no2 [pp. 183-196]

Bibliographic references : 55 ref.

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