Articles | Volume 12, issue 5
Clim. Past, 12, 1243–1262, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-12-1243-2016
Clim. Past, 12, 1243–1262, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-12-1243-2016

Research article 27 May 2016

Research article | 27 May 2016

Interannual and (multi-)decadal variability in the sedimentary BIT index of Lake Challa, East Africa, over the past 2200 years: assessment of the precipitation proxy

Laura K. Buckles et al.

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This paper discusses the underlying mechanisms of a method that uses specific membrane lipids present in the sediments of an African tropical lake to determine past changes in rainfall. With this method, past dry periods in the last 25 000 years can be assessed.