Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Research article
21 Dec 2017
Research article |  | 21 Dec 2017

The climate of the Common Era off the Iberian Peninsula

Fátima Abrantes, Teresa Rodrigues, Marta Rufino, Emília Salgueiro, Dulce Oliveira, Sandra Gomes, Paulo Oliveira, Ana Costa, Mário Mil-Homens, Teresa Drago, and Filipa Naughton


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (15 Nov 2017) by David Thornalley
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ED: Publish as is (02 Dec 2017) by David Thornalley
Short summary
Reconstructions of the last 2000-year climatic conditions along the Iberian Margin, a vulnerable region regarding current global warming, reveal a long-term cooling in sea surface temperature (SST) ending with the 19th century and centennial-scale variability that exposes warm SSTs throughout the first 1300 years followed by the colder Little Ice Age. The Industrial Era starts by 1800 CE, with an SST rise and a second increase in SST at ca. 1970 CE, particularly marked in the southern region.