Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Clim. Past, 12, 1009–1027, 2016
Clim. Past, 12, 1009–1027, 2016

Research article 15 Apr 2016

Research article | 15 Apr 2016

The link between marine sediment records and changes in Holocene Saharan landscape: simulating the dust cycle

Sabine Egerer et al.

Data sets

Reconstructions of eolian dust accumulation in northwest African margin sediments McGee, D.

Short summary
We demonstrate for the first time the direct link between dust accumulation in marine sediment cores and Saharan land surface by simulating the mid-Holocene and pre-industrial dust cycle as a function of Saharan land surface cover and atmosphere-ocean conditions using the coupled atmosphere-aerosol model ECHAM6-HAM2.1. Mid-Holocene surface characteristics, including vegetation cover and lake surface area, are derived from proxy data and simulations.