Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Clim. Past, 12, 299–316, 2016
Clim. Past, 12, 299–316, 2016
Research article
17 Feb 2016
Research article | 17 Feb 2016

Frequency and intensity of palaeofloods at the interface of Atlantic and Mediterranean climate domains

B. Wilhelm et al.

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The long-term response of the flood activity to both Atlantic and Mediterranean climatic influences was explored by reconstructing the Foréant record. Both influences result in a higher flood frequency during past cold periods. Atlantic influences seem to result in more frequent high-intensity flood events during past warm periods, suggesting an increase in flood intensity under the global warming. However, no high-intensity events occurred during the 20th century.