Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Clim. Past, 11, 283–303, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-283-2015
Clim. Past, 11, 283–303, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-283-2015

Research article 19 Feb 2015

Research article | 19 Feb 2015

Two distinct decadal and centennial cyclicities forced marine upwelling intensity and precipitation during the late Early Miocene in central Europe

G. Auer et al.

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High-resolution analyses of paleoecological and geochemical proxies give insight into environmental processes and climate variations in the past on a timescale that is relevant for humans. This study, as the first of its kind, aims to resolve cyclic variations of nannofossil assemblages on a decadal to centennial scale in a highly sensitive Early Miocene (~17Ma) shallow marine setting. Our results indicate that solar variation played a major role in shaping short-term climate variability.