Articles | Volume 12, issue 5
Clim. Past, 12, 1165–1180, 2016

Special issue: Climate change and human impact in Central and South America...

Clim. Past, 12, 1165–1180, 2016

Research article 13 May 2016

Research article | 13 May 2016

A high-altitude peatland record of environmental changes in the NW Argentine Andes (24 ° S) over the last 2100 years

Karsten Schittek et al.

Data sets

National Centers for Environmental Information NOAA

Short summary
Cushion peatlands are versatile climate archives for the study of past environmental changes. We present the environmental history for the last 2100 years of Cerro Tuzgle peatland, which is located in the NW Argentine Puna. The results reflect prominent late Holocene climate anomalies and provide evidence that Northern Hemisphere climate oscillations were extensive. Volcanic forcing at the beginning of the 19th century seems to have had an impact on climatic settings in the Central Andes