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Volume 12, issue 4
Clim. Past, 12, 1029–1042, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-12-1029-2016
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Clim. Past, 12, 1029–1042, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-12-1029-2016
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Research article 21 Apr 2016

Research article | 21 Apr 2016

Climate change and ecosystems dynamics over the last 6000 years in the Middle Atlas, Morocco

Majda Nourelbait et al.

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The present study is related the climate changes and their environmental impacts during the last 6 ky from a fossil record collected in the Middle Atlas, Morocco. We used the reconstruction of three climate variables and geo-chemical elements to evaluate the relationships between all the environmental variables. In summary, this present study confirms the overall climate stability over the last 6 ky and highlights the presence of a short and abrupt climate event at about 5.2 ka cal BP.
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