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Volume 11, issue 9
Clim. Past, 11, 1139–1152, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-1139-2015
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Special issue: Climate change and human impact in Central and South America...

Clim. Past, 11, 1139–1152, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-1139-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 15 Sep 2015

Research article | 15 Sep 2015

Multi-century lake area changes in the Southern Altiplano: a tree-ring-based reconstruction

M. S. Morales et al.

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A 601-year lake area reconstruction in NW Argentina and SW Bolivia, characterized the occurrence of annual to multi-decadal lake area fluctuations and its main oscillation modes of variability. Our reconstruction points out that the late 20th century decrease in lake area was exceptional over the period 1407–2007. A persistent negative trend in lake area is clear in the reconstruction and consistent with glacier retreat and other climate proxies from the Altiplano and the tropical Andes.
A 601-year lake area reconstruction in NW Argentina and SW Bolivia, characterized the occurrence...
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