Articles | Volume 14, issue 7
Clim. Past, 14, 1051–1066, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1051-2018
Clim. Past, 14, 1051–1066, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1051-2018

Research article 12 Jul 2018

Research article | 12 Jul 2018

Rapid increase in simulated North Atlantic dust deposition due to fast change of northwest African landscape during the Holocene

Sabine Egerer et al.

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We find a rapid increase in simulated dust deposition between 6 and 4 ka BP that is fairly consistent with an abrupt change in dust deposition that was observed in marine sediment records at around 5 ka BP. This rapid change is caused by a rapid increase in simulated dust emissions in the western Sahara due to a fast decline in vegetation cover and a locally strong reduction of lake area. Our study identifies spatial and temporal heterogeneity in the transition of the North African landscape.